ERIC Number: EJ835103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Use of Outpatient Endometrial Biopsy in a Population with Intellectual Disability
Jaffe, Joshua S.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v21 n2 p194-197 Mar 2008
Background: To demonstrate the feasibility of outpatient endometrial sampling to evaluate abnormal uterine bleeding in a population of women with intellectual disability. Method: Retrospective chart review was completed of all endometrial biopsies performed on women attending a dedicated gynaecology clinic for women with intellectual disability over an 8-year period. A fine calibre disposable suction curette was utilized. Results: Of the 64 women sampled, adequate tissue for pathological diagnosis was obtained in 84%. Of the 35 with post-menopausal bleeding, a pathological diagnosis was reported in 86% including one endometrial adenocarcinoma. Intravenous sedation was necessary in 12 cases. Conclusions: Endometrial sampling can be successfully performed on an outpatient basis in women with intellectual disability. Most were performed without sedation in a clinic setting suggesting that this technique is generally applicable in this population.
Descriptors: Females, Mental Retardation, Identification, Sampling, Clinics, Patients, Cancer, Physiology, Clinical Diagnosis, Diagnostic Tests, Equipment, Instrumentation
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