Hysteroscopy in postmenopause: from diagnosis to the management of intrauterine pathologies

R. Fagioli, A. Vitagliano, J. Carugno, G. Castellano, M. C. De Angelis, A. Di Spiezio Sardo

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Abstract

With the increase in life expectancy, women now live up to one-third of their life in menopause. Postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) is a common gynecologic complaint encountered by the clinician. Endometrial cancer is present in about 10% of patients with PMB. Nevertheless, many other conditions such as endometrial or cervical polyps, genital atrophy, or non-gynecologic conditions may also be present. Hysteroscopy has replaced blind diagnostic procedures and is now considered the gold-standard technique for the diagnosis and management of intrauterine pathology. Gynecologists in clinical practice should be familiar with the use of hysteroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of the menopausal patient presenting with gynecologic complaints. The aim of this article is to report the current evidence on the role of hysteroscopy in the evaluation and management of the postmenopausal patient with intrauterine pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-368
Number of pages9
JournalClimacteric
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2020

Keywords

  • Menopause
  • hysteroscopy
  • postmenopausal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Fagioli, R., Vitagliano, A., Carugno, J., Castellano, G., De Angelis, M. C., & Di Spiezio Sardo, A. (2020). Hysteroscopy in postmenopause: from diagnosis to the management of intrauterine pathologies. Climacteric, 23(4), 360-368. https://doi.org/10.1080/13697137.2020.1754387