Microwave endometrial ablation for endometrial protection in women with breast cancer on adjuvant tamoxifen

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Abstract

Aim:

The purpose of the current study was to determine the effectiveness of microwave endometrial ablation (MEA) in inhibiting the proliferative response of the endometrium in women with breast cancer who are treated with tamoxifen.

Material and Methods:

In the before–after study, we treated 31 postmenopausal patients who had received adjuvant tamoxifen for 1 year or more with MEA, the endometrial changes were compared before and after MEA.

Results:

After MEA, the thickness of the uterine lining was decreased significantly. No patient had recurrent endometrial polyps or abnormal vaginal bleeding during the follow-up period.

Conclusion:

MEA had a protective action against the uterine effects of tamoxifen for postmenopausal patients. MEA is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment method for breast cancer patients treated with tamoxifen.

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