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Title: Hysteroscopic evaluation of the endometrium of post-menopausal patients with breast cancer before and after tamoxifen use
Authors: Goncalves, MAG
Goncalves, Wagner Jose [UNIFESP]
Matias, M. M.
Nazario, ACP
Lima, G. R. de
Baracat, E. C.
Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio Grande do Sul
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Porto Alegre Gen Hosp
Keywords: breast cancer
endometrial disease
Issue Date: 1-Sep-1999
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Clare: Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd, v. 66, n. 3, p. 273-279, 1999.
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate by hysteroscopy and histopathology the influence of tamoxifen in the endometrium df post-menopausal women with previous breast cancer. Method: Out of 46 patients studied, 20 of them had been using tamoxifen for an average length of 12 months, and are still being followed-up. Hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy was performed before and after the use of the drug. Results: the prevalence of endometrial activity before and after this hormoniotherapy was the same, i.e. 10.0%, showing a non-significant variation. Conclusion: the hormoniotherapy with tamoxifen has not increased the endometrial proliferactive activity of postmenopausal patients with breast cancer. the most common hysteroscopical finding was numerous vesicles disseminated throughout the uterine cavity probably due to atrophy of the endometrium, (C) 1999 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
ISSN: 0020-7292
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