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Title: Histological findings in women with postmenopausal bleeding: Jordanian figures
Authors: Bani lrshaid, I.
Al Sumadi, A.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: Postmenopausal bleeding represents one of the most common reasons for referral to gynaecological services. A retrospective review was made of the hospital records of 482 women presenting with postmenopausal bleeding to a referral hospital in Amman Jordan. Histopathological reports and patients' records were reviewed and different causes of bleeding were identified and related to patients' age. Adenocarcinoma was responsible for 9% of cases, and hyperplasia for 11%. Atrophy of the endometrium was the most common finding [52% of women], followed by hyperplasia [with and without atypia] [11%] and carcinoma [9%]. The risk of cancer increased with increasing age while the incidence of bleeding decreased with age. Other pathology was reported as the main finding in 11 cases [2%] with postmenopausal bleeding. These preliminary data are the first reports from Jordan of histopathological findings in this group of patients, and a larger study is required to establish national figures
Description: 582-586
Keywords: Postmenopause
Uterine Hemorrhage
Retrospective Studies
Age Factors
Uterine Neoplasms
Subject: Uterine Hemorrhage
ISSN: 1020-3397
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