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Copperman Alan B. MD; DeCherney, Alan H. MD; Olive, David L. MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: October 1993
A case of endometrial cancer following endometrial ablation for dysfunctional uterine bleeding: PDF Only

Background: A concern voiced by critics of endometrial ablation is the possibility that cryptic endometrial adenocarcinoma may develop after such ablation. To date, this concern has been theoretical.

Case: A patient presented with vaginal bleeding and was diagnosed with endometrial carcinoma 5 years after ablation of the superficial endometrium.

Conclusion: The possibility exists for endometrial carcinoma to develop years after endometrial ablation. Careful patient selection, thorough evaluation of any post-procedure bleeding, careful postoperative surveillance, and continued evaluation of the procedure and its long-term efficacy are indicated.(Obstet Gynecol 1993;82:640-2)

From the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

© 1993 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists