Table 2

Summary of endometrial cancer cases after endometrial ablation (n=38)

Number of endometrial carcinoma cases, NPercentage of endometrial carcinoma cases/total (%)
Total cases38
Ablation methods32
 (not specified) Hysteroscopic619
Endometrial ablation
 (not specified) Non-hysteroscopic13
 Endometrial ablation
 Thermal balloon413
 Radio-frequent endometrial ablation413
 Mix of methods39
Risk factors20**
 (Morbid) obesity1365
 Diabetes mellitus420
 History of cancer210
 Estrogen/hormone replacement therapy210
 Polycystic ovary syndrome15
 Vaginal bleeding1771
 Pelvic pain521
Diagnostic tools21**
 Pelvic examination210
 Successful endometrial biopsy1676
 Unsuccessful endometrial biopsy210
 Cervix cytology210
 CT scan15
Type and stage of cancer (FIGO)20
 Endometrioid adenocarcinoma stage I1890
 Endometrioid adenocarcinoma stage II/III15
 Endometrioid adenocarcinoma stage III00
 Villoglandular adenocarcinoma15
  • *The sum of these percentages is not 100%, due to multi possible answers.

  • FIGO, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.