Comparison of endometrial sampling with pipelle versus conventional dilatation and curettage in abnormal uterine bleeding.
Keywords:Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Dilatation and Curettage, Endometrial Sampling, Pipelle
Objective: To compare the adequacy of endometrial sampling with pipelle versus conventional dilatation and curettage in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding. Study Design: Randomized Control Trial. Settings: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Madina Teaching Hospital affiliated with University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad. Period: July 2019 to June 2020. Material & Methods: A total of 90 patients with abnormal uterine bleeding were included in the study. Patients in Group A underwent endometrial sampling in OPD without anesthesia using pipelle. Patients in Group B were admitted, dilatation and curettage was done in operation theatre under anesthesia, endometrial tissue sent for histopathology. Patients were called in OPD on follow up visit with histopathology report. Results: Comparison of adequacy of endometrial sampling with pipelle versus conventional dilatation and curettage in abnormal uterine bleeding shows that 84.44% (n=38) in Group A and 91.11% (n=41) in Group B have adequate sample. P value was 0.33, showing insignificant difference. Conclusion: Pipelle has acceptable adequacy for endometrial sampling as compare to dilatation and curettage. It is an outpatient procedure, no need of anesthesia and cervical dilatation. Pipelle can be safely used as an alternative to conventional dilatation and curettage.
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