Prevalence of endometrial cancer and hyperplasia in non-symptomatic overweight and obese women.

@article{Viola2008PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of endometrial cancer and hyperplasia in non-symptomatic overweight and obese women.},
  author={Alexandre S Viola and Daniela Alves da Cruz Gouveia and Liliana Andrade and Jos{\'e} Mendes Aldrighi and Carolina Mar{\'i}a Viola and Luis Bahamondes},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={207-13}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a public health problem and it is necessary to identify if non-symptomatic obese women must be submitted to endometrial evaluation. AIMS To determine the prevalence of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer in non-symptomatic overweight or obese women. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out in 193 women submitted to an endometrial biopsy using a Pipelle de Cornier. The findings were classified as normal, hyperplasia or cancer, and the results were compared to body… CONTINUE READING