einstein (São Paulo). 01/Jun/2014;12(2):164-7.

Analysis of endometrial thickness measured by transvaginal ultrasonography in obese patients

Isabela Corrêa Barboza, Daniella de Batista Depes, Ilzo Vianna Júnior, Marisa Teresinha Patriarca, Raquel Martins Arruda, João Alfredo Martins, Reginaldo Guedes Coelho Lopes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2838

Objective
To compare the endometrial echo values obtained by transvaginal ultrasonography with the body mass index of postmenopausal patients; to verify if there is higher prevalence of endometrial thickening in women with body mass index ≥30.
Methods
This is an analytical and cross-sectional study that evaluated 294 patients. Postmenopausal women were included, and those on hormone therapy were excluded. The variables evaluated were body mass index (considering obesity if >30), number of pregnancies, years since menopause, and age. These variables were correlated with endometrial echography.
Results
There was a statistically significant correlation between overweight and obese patients and increased endometrial thickness (p=0.0236). The correlation between age and endometrial echo was negative and statistically significant, that is, the older the woman, the lower the endometrial thickness (p=0.0478). Pregnancies and years since menopause showed no statistical significance in relation to endometrial echo, with p=0.0614 and p=0.115, respectively.Conclusion There was positive and significant correlation between body mass index ≥30 and endometrial thickeness.

Analysis of endometrial thickness measured by transvaginal ultrasonography in obese patients

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