Transvaginal ultrasound measurement of endometrial thickness as a biomarker for estrogen exposure.

  title={Transvaginal ultrasound measurement of endometrial thickness as a biomarker for estrogen exposure.},
  author={Anita S Y Sit and Francesmary Modugno and Lyndon M. Hill and Jerry Martin and Joel L. Weissfeld},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={13 9},
OBJECTIVE In clinical settings, transvaginal ultrasound has been used to evaluate abnormal vaginal bleeding. Because the endometrium responds to estrogens, endometrial thickness may constitute a biomarker of estrogen status in postmenopausal women. This study aimed to validate the transvaginal ultrasonographic measurement of endometrial thickness as an estrogen biomarker in asymptomatic, postmenopausal women by demonstrating an association between endometrial thickness and risk factors known to… CONTINUE READING
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