Risk factor analysis of coexisting endometrial carcinoma in patients with endometrial hyperplasia: A retrospective observational study of Taiwanese Gynecologic Oncology Group

Yu Li Chen, Kung Liahng Wang, Min Yu Chen, Mu Hsien Yu, Chen Hsuan Wu, Yu Min Ke, Yi Jen Chen, Yin Yi Chang, Keng Fu Hsu, Ming Shyen Yen

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the clinical outcome and parameters related to coexisting endometrial carcinoma in women with tissue-diagnosed endometrial hyperplasia. Methods: Between January 1991 and December 2009, three hundred and eighty-six patients with the presumptive diagnosis of endometrial hyperplasia were retrieved. Among these, one hundred and twenty-five patients were identified as having coexisting endometrial carcinoma in hysterectomy specimens. The three hundred and eighty-six patients were divided into two groups: the hyperplasia-benign group (261 cases) and the hyperplasia-malignant group (125 cases). Several clinical parameters including age, menopausal status, history of abnormal uterine bleeding, obstetrical history, medical history of diabetes and hypertension, BMI, and preoperative pathologic results were investigated. Results: Age ≥53 (odds ratio [OR], 2.40; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.26 to 4.57), menopausal status (OR, 2.07; 95% CI, 1.14 to 3.76), diabetes history (OR, 7.33; 95% CI, 2.79 to 19.26), abnormal uterine bleeding (OR, 3.99; 95% CI, 1.22 to 13.02), atypical endometrial hyperplasia (OR, 7.38; 95% CI, 4.03 to 13.49), and body mass index ≥27 (OR, 3.24; 95% CI, 1.76 to 5.97) were independent risk factors for prediction of endometrial hyperplasia coexisting with endometrial carcinoma. The diagnostic efficacy of atypical endometrial hyperplasia to predict the endometrial hyperplasia coexisting with endometrial carcinoma was better than or similar to those of other independent factors and combinations of these factors. Conclusion: Coexisting malignancy should be considered when examining endometrial hyperplasia patients with the related risk factors, especially atypical endometrial hyperplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Oncology
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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