Endometrial thickness and the Doppler sonographic parameters of the uterine arteries as discriminators of endometrial status in postmenopausal women receiving anti-hypertensive treatment

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Saruhan, Manisa, Turkey
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Impact Factor: 1.51). 11/2004; 44(5):396-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2004.00270.x
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The aim of the present study was to establish the Doppler sonographic parameters of the uterine arteries in postmenopausal patients with or without hypertension and to determine the value of their measurement in the prediction of endometrial pathology.
Healthy postmenopausal women (n = 23) and the ones receiving anti-hypertensive medication (n = 34) examined for both endometrial thickness and Doppler velocimetry of the uterine arteries by transvaginal sonography.
There was no significant difference between endometrial thickness and uterine artery Doppler sonographic parameters in hypertensive postmenopausal women compared to normotensive controls.
The role of Doppler examination in the differential diagnosis of endometrial pathology in patients with or without hypertension seemed not to be effective.

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