How useful is ultrasound to evaluate a patient with postmenopausal bleeding?
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In a woman with postmenopausal bleeding being evaluated for endometrial carcinoma, an endometrial thickness of greater-than or equal to 4 mm by transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) has a negative predictive value exceeding 99%. (SOR: A, based on meta-analysis from multiple RCTs.) When the endometrial thickness is >4 mm, follow-up endometrial sampling is recommended to exclude endometrial carcinoma. (SOR: C, based on expert opinion.)
Evidence-based practice 13, no. 09 (2010): 06