Story of a Giant Endometrial Polyp in Asymptomatic Postmenopausal FemaleCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Jahnavi Meena,
H-25 C, DDA Flats, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110095, India.
Endometrial polyps are localized overgrowth of endometrial glands and stoma through the uterine cavity. They are associated with postmenopausal bleeding, infertility and menorrhagia and are affected by unbalanced oestrogen therapy or increased frequency of tamoxifen exposure. We report a case of giant endometrial polyp in postmenopausal female without vaginal bleeding and hormone or drug use. A 65-year-old, postmenopausal female P3L2 with hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) came for routine health check-up. Her physical examination was normal. Pelvic examination uterus was multiparous sized, mid positioned and bilateral fornices were free. Patient was planned for hysteroscopic guided biopsy as her Ultrasonography (USG) showed endometrial thickness to be 12.3 mm. On hysteroscopy, there was hyperplastic endometrium with large endometrial polyp of size 8.5 cm. Polypectomy was done and the same was sent for histopathological evaluation. Report showed cystic hyperplasia without atypia. To summarize, postmenopausal female will not always present with symptoms and USG can also quite frequently miss the diagnosis, so proper evaluation is needed using hysteroscopy which is gold standard for diagnosis and treatment of endometrial polyp.
Endometrial overgrowth, Hysteroscopic polyp excision, Uterine polyp
Jahnavi Meena, Rahul Manchanda, Sudhir Kulkarni, Nirmal Bhargava, Priyanka Mahawar. STORY OF A GIANT ENDOMETRIAL POLYP IN
ASYMPTOMATIC POSTMENOPAUSAL FEMALE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 May 25 ]; 11:QD06-QD07. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 17, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 16, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 13, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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