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Can “chromohysteroscopy” help target endometrial biopsy in postmenopausal bleeding?
T. Küçük Küçük1,*, S. Deveci2
1 Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, GATA School of Medicine, Ankara
2 Department Pathology, GATA School of Medicine, Ankara (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(2), 165–167;
Published: 10 April 2008
Summary : A preliminary study was conducted to evaluate the value of endometrial dying during diagnostic hysteroscopy. Twentytwo postmenopausal bleeding cases without hysteroscopic findings were included in the study. Before the random endometrial biopsy 5 mL of methylene blue (1%) was instilled into the uterine cavity. Staining was observed in 19 of the cases. Tissues were obtained from both stained and non-stained areas with grasping forceps. “Chromohysteroscopy” led the diagnosis of three more endometrial pathologies; two more cases of endometritis and one more case of endometrial hyperplasia. In conclusion, chromohysteroscopy seems like a new avenue worth pursuing for better diagnoses of unexplained endometrial pathologies.