A case of endometrial carcinoma in a long-term Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG 52 mg-IUS) user

Melisa Thomas, Paula Briggs

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Abstract

This report describes a 50-year-old woman who presented to a community gynaecology clinic complaining of persistent heavy vaginal bleeding with an LNG 52 mg-IUS in situ. She was subsequently found to have stage 1 grade 1a endometrioid carcinoma. From the literature, we have identified five similar cases. This case highlights the possibility of endometrial carcinoma despite treatment with an LNG 52 mg-IUS and reinforces the importance of investigating women who present with unusual persistent or heavy vaginal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalPost Reproductive Health
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HRT
  • perimenopause

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