IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 4 / Issue 2 / pii/1983025

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Behaviour of some steroids in endometrial adenomatous and atypical hyperplasia

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1 Ιst Obstetric and Gynecologic Clinic “P. Sfameni”, Bologna (Italy)
2 Institute of Pathological Anatomy and Histology, University of Bologna (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1983, 4(2), 131–134;
Published: 10 June 1983

Endometrial adenomatous and atypical hyperplasia are the histopathological pictures that more frequently may develop into an adenocarcinoma. It is believed that a hormonal action may favour the genesis of endometrial cancer. We studied the plasmatic levels of some steroids, considered to be responsible for neoplastic changes, in patients with adenomatous and atypical hyperplasia. With this object we measured plasmatic levels of estrone, estradiol, androstenedione, DHEA-S and testosterone in postmenopausal patients with adenomatous and atypical hyperplasia and in fertile women, both in proliferative and secretory phases. We didn't find any difference in the steroid pattern in the two groups.

Uterine diseases
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