Successful Treatment of Early Endometrial Carcinoma by Local Delivery of Levonorgestrel: A Case Report

Gynecological Outpatient Clinic and Training Center, Rooseveltlaan 43/44, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
Obstetrics and Gynecology International 10/2010; 2010(6):431950. DOI: 10.1155/2010/431950
Source: PubMed


We describe a case of a 67-year-old Caucasian woman with an early, moderately-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the endometrium. A levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system was inserted, which she tolerated well. A full D&C, following removal of the device, was performed after 9 months, confirming absence of tumoral tissue. Examination after 24 months showed a very thin endometrium, indicating complete remission.

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