Endometrial carcinoma after endometrial resection for dysfunctional uterine bleeding

Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Nov;106(5 Pt 2):1174-6. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000160484.20261.fd.


Background: Endometrial destruction is an accepted conservative surgical approach for women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding. However, this procedure cannot guarantee complete removal of the entire endometrium. The possibility exists that endometrial carcinoma may develop even years after such procedure.

Case: We report on a case of endometrial carcinoma, which was diagnosed 3 years after hysteroscopic resection of the endometrium for dysfunctional uterine bleeding in a patient with no risk factors.

Conclusion: Endometrial carcinoma after hysteroscopic endometrial ablation is still a possibility even when strict selection criteria are applied.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis
  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology*
  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Electrosurgery / adverse effects
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia / pathology
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia / surgery*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Endometrium / pathology
  • Endometrium / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysteroscopy / adverse effects
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / surgery*