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Is the Use of Frozen Section Indispensable in the Surgical Treatment of Endometrial Hyperplasia?

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Objective: To evaluate the reliability and accuracy of frozen section (FS) compared with final pathology and to determine whether they should be obligatory in every patient with atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH). Methods: We retrospectively assessed the medical records of 192 patients whose endometrial biopsy results were endometrial hyperplasia and underwent hysterectomy at our center. Results: Twenty-two (11.4%) of the 192 patients in our study had concurrent endometrial carcinoma (EC). Of these, 21 (95.5%) were EC and 1 (4.5%) was non-endome- trioid. Of the 140 patients with AEH, 20 (14.3%) had concurrent EC. Overall, 157 patients had FS. Two (1%) patients’ EC was higher than grade 1B and needed lymphadenectomy. The positive and negative predictive value, specifity and sensitivity of FS were found to be 77.8%, 95.7%, 97% and 70%, respectively. Conclusion: Patients who have AEH without high-risk comorbidities do not have to be referred to oncology centers and can undergo hysterectomy in community hospitals without FS.

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Numanoglu, C. , Chapman, D. , Tunca, A. , Akca, A. , Han, A. , Ulker, V. and Akbayir, O. (2015) Is the Use of Frozen Section Indispensable in the Surgical Treatment of Endometrial Hyperplasia?. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 219-225. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2015.54032.

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