IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 38 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo4104.2017
Open Access Case Report
A case of delayed diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma due to a uterus didelphys
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1 Hospital Gelderse Vallei Ede, Ede, The Netherlands
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2017 , 38(5), 810–812; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo4104.2017
Published: 10 October 2017
Abstract

In this case report, the authors present a patient with postmenopausal bleeding in whom diagnosis was delayed due to a uterus didelphys. Early diagnosis is important in endometrial carcinoma to ensure the highest possible chances of survival. In case of postmenopausal bleeding, physicians should be aware of the possibility of a uterus anomaly, especially in the presence of related congenital abnormalities as renal abnormalities. If there is any clinical suspicion of a uterus anomaly, such as uterus didelphys, further investigations such as MRI are needed and biopsies of both horns of the uterus are indicated.
Keywords
Uterus anomaly
Miillerian duct anomaly
Uterus didelphys
Postmenopausal bleeding
Endometrial carcinoma
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