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Endometrial adenocarcinoma in a young woman.
Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 2013; 34(2):179-82EJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Endometrial carcinoma usually occurs in post-menopausal women, but in three to five percent of cases, it affects patients under 40 years of age, who wish to preserve their fertility. Patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and the features of this syndrome (including obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperandrogenism) are at great risk of developing endometrial carcinoma.

CASE REPORT

The authors report a case of endometrial adenocarcinoma at Stage I in a 37-year-old obese woman with PCOS who underwent surgical staging.

DISCUSSION

In young women with obesity and PCOS, a periodic evaluation of the endometrium and implementation of risk-reducing measures for the development of endometrial cancer are needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Woman's Health and Territory's Medicine, University of Rome Sapienza, S. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy. donatella.caserta@uniroma1.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23781594

Citation

Caserta, D, et al. "Endometrial Adenocarcinoma in a Young Woman." European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, vol. 34, no. 2, 2013, pp. 179-82.
Caserta D, Bordi G, Scarani S, et al. Endometrial adenocarcinoma in a young woman. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2013;34(2):179-82.
Caserta, D., Bordi, G., Scarani, S., & Moscarini, M. (2013). Endometrial adenocarcinoma in a young woman. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 34(2), pp. 179-82.
Caserta D, et al. Endometrial Adenocarcinoma in a Young Woman. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2013;34(2):179-82. PubMed PMID: 23781594.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Endometrial adenocarcinoma in a young woman. AU - Caserta,D, AU - Bordi,G, AU - Scarani,S, AU - Moscarini,M, PY - 2013/6/21/entrez PY - 2013/6/21/pubmed PY - 2013/8/22/medline SP - 179 EP - 82 JF - European journal of gynaecological oncology JO - Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. VL - 34 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Endometrial carcinoma usually occurs in post-menopausal women, but in three to five percent of cases, it affects patients under 40 years of age, who wish to preserve their fertility. Patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and the features of this syndrome (including obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperandrogenism) are at great risk of developing endometrial carcinoma. CASE REPORT: The authors report a case of endometrial adenocarcinoma at Stage I in a 37-year-old obese woman with PCOS who underwent surgical staging. DISCUSSION: In young women with obesity and PCOS, a periodic evaluation of the endometrium and implementation of risk-reducing measures for the development of endometrial cancer are needed. SN - 0392-2936 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23781594/Endometrial_adenocarcinoma_in_a_young_woman_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/polycysticovarysyndrome.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -