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Endometrial polyp

  • It is a localised overgrowth of the endometrium which projects into the uterine cavity. It is attached by a pedicle which can either be sensible (broad -based) or pedunculated (on a narrow stalk) and can be single or multiple.

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  • Majority are asymptomatic some present with abnormal uterine bleeding (25-40% of cases) or incidental finding in ultrasound.
  • The incidence of polyp rises steadily with increasing age.

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  • The risk of malignancy in polyps increases with age and carries a risk of 4.47% in symptomatic postmenopausal women.
  • The definite etiology of endometrial polyps is unknown. However, endometrial polyps are associated with endometrial hyperplasia; therefore, unopposed estrogen is considered to be risk factor.
  • Diagnosed by USG or saline infusion sonogram or by hysteroscopy which is the gold standard  
  • Hysteroscopic polypectomy is recommended for younger women who wish to preserve fertility

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  • In women with multiple endometrial polyps and not desirous of continued fertility, it is suggested to perform hysteroscopic polypectomy, may be followed by LNG -IUS insertion after confirmation of benign lesion on histopathology.
  • It is mandatory to send polyp for histopathology. If report suggests malignancy further proper management be done accordingly

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