The endometrium is a cycling glandular and stromal layer overlying the myometrium of the uterus. The appearance varies widely across different phases of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. Common reasons for performing an endometrial biopsy include the following:

  1. 1.

    Abnormal vaginal bleeding

  2. 2.

    A “thickened endometrial stripe” found on ultrasound, suggesting hyperplasia or carcinoma

  3. 3.

    Part of an infertility workup

  4. 4.

    Follow-up study for women with a history of hyperplasia who have been conservatively treated with hormones



Serous Carcinoma Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma Endometrioid Carcinoma Malignant Mullerian Mixed Tumor Chronic Endometritis 
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