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Volume 2012, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

To estimate the potential risk of malignancy in endometrial polyps and to investigate the possible clinical risk factors. Clinical, sonographic, hysteroscopic and pathological data were reviewed of 337 women with pathologically confirmed endometrial polyps diagnosed in Qatar between 2000 and 2010. The polyps were benign in 95.6% of cases, pre-malignant in 2.3%, and malignant in 2.1 % of cases. Advanced age, menopausal status and vaginal bleeding were strongly associated with atypical hyperplasia and cancer. There appeared to be no association between the risk of malignancy and other clinical risk factors.

Conclusions: There is a small risk of malignancy in endometrial polyps, mainly in post-menopausal patients of advanced age with symptomatic vaginal bleeding. In these circumstances, endometrial polyps should be managed aggressively as potential cancer and removalfor histology is mandatory.

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