Title: Study of Endometrial Sample Histopathology in Cases of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Authors: Dr Vinita Kumari, Dr Pranab Kumar Verma, Dr Reena Sinha
Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common complaint with which women come to Gynaecology clinics. At least 10 to 15 % women experience some form of abnormal uterine bleeding especially in adolescence, perimenopause and following child birth. Majority are not of much concern especially those which are due to immaturity of hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian axis and many resolve by simple empiric pharmacological therapy. The rest are disturbing, especially in elderly women and need evaluation and ruling out endometrial premalignant and malignant lesions.
Endometrial sampling can be done under hysteroscopic visualisation, pipellebiopsy, dilatation and curettage and aspiration by karman canula and manual vaccum aspirator (MVA)
Endometrial Sampling in young women (<35 years) not responding to empirical pharmacotherapy, and in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, often helps in establishing the specific endometrial pathology and ruling out malignant and premalignant lesions.
Aims and Objectives
The aim of the study was
- Assessment of endometrial pathology in women complaining of abnormal uterine bleeding and
- To rule out premalignant and malignant lesions