Volume 57, Issue 1 (7 1999)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1999, 57(1): 63-67 | Back to browse issues page

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It this prospective cross sectional study out-patient endometrial biopsy by PIPELLE was compared with diagnostic curretage (D&C) in patients suffering of Abnormal Uterine bleeding (AUB). Diagnostic accuracy, sufficient tissue sampling, intensity of pain and effective factors in biopsy results were the evaluated parameters in this study. In 70 patients with complaint of AUB (20 of them were post-menoupsal age admitted in hospital for D&C) endometrial biopsy was conducted by PIPELLE before operation and the results were compared. 96% of total patients (67) and 91% of patients with post menopause age had tolerance of undergoing out-patient PIPELLE biopsy of endometrium. 79% of these individuals complained of mild pain and 21% of moderate pain. Endometrium biopsy by PIPELLE in 77% of patients had similar accurate diagnostic results as compared to D&C. PIPELLE in 34% of patients (24) could not be conducted with the same accuracy of D&C patients, although in 14 (20%) of them, notissue samples could be collected by D&C. In none of these methods endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial cancer were detected. This study showed that in 77% of the total patients, the extra cost and general anesthetical risk of D&C could have been eliminated, by utilization of out-patient biopsy with PIPELLE
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