IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 5 / Issue 2 / pii/1984022

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

Diagnostic outpatient aspiration curettage. Two years experience

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1 Department of 2nd Obstetric and Gynecologic Clinic, University of Milan, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1984, 5(2), 126–130;
Published: 10 June 1984

Endometrial aspiration curettage was performed on 1001 women, without anaesthesia. Our experience confirms that Vabra-curettage is, for patients, a simple and well tolerated sampling technic. We were not able to perform the technic in 18 patients for close cervical stenosis. In 41 patients the samples were quantitatively not adequate for a correct histological diagnosis. In all these cases a control by D & C was performed, in general anaesthesia, and no proliferative pathology was found. The most common presentmg symptom m Intraepithelial Carcinoma of Endometrium (ICE) and in carcinoma was abnormal vaginal bleeding; nevertheless 5 cases of ICE and 2 cases of adenocarcinoma did not show any symptom. This study confirms that systematic screening of asymptomatic perimenopausal and postmenopausal women may lead to the discovery of occult endometrial cancers, some of which are advanced. 

Endometrial neoplasms
Early diagnosis
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