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Abnormally thickened endometrium (differential)

Dr Amir Rezaee and Radswiki et al.

Abnormally thickened endometrium on imaging may occur for a number of reasons which may be categorised by whether or not they are related to pregnancy. Aetiologies may also classified by whether the patient is premenopausal or postmenopausal.

Pregnancy related
Non-pregnancy related
Practical points
  • endometrial thickness in the secretory phase (days 14-28) may normally be up to 12-16 mm (see: endometrial thickness)
    • nonemergent ultrasounds are optimally evaluated at day 5-10 of the menstrual cycle to reduce the wide variation in endometrial thickness
  • the thickest portion of the endometrium should be measured
  • if there is fluid in the uterine cavity, it should be excluded from the measurement, which would be the sum of the two sagittal plane thicknesses
  • ~10% of endometrial carcinoma occurs in premenopausal women

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