Endometrial Biopsycould be obtained using different methods
This is the name of the procedure which takes a small sample of tissue from the lining of the uterus (endometrium). This sample is then sent to the laboratory to check if you have any cancer or other abnormal cells in the lining of your uterus.
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in developed countries. The most prevalent, however not pathognomonic symptom of the disease is abnormal uterine bleeding. The diagnosis of endometrial cancer is based on the histologic results of endometrial sampling.
Outpatient endometrial biopsy using different devices for the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding is gaining popularity. The most popular office-based device for endometrial sampling procedure is the Pipelle device. Currently, Pipelle endometrial sampling is widely used to diagnose endometrial cancer in women with abnormal uterine bleeding and/or postmenopausal bleeding. The method became very useful due to easiness and simplicity of the procedure, availability of a device, as well as high sensitivity in detecting endometrial cancer.
A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. It tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on your cervix. The cervix is the opening of the uterus.
During the routine procedure, cells from your cervix are gently scraped away and examined for abnormal growth. The procedure is done at your doctor’s office.