What is the Endometrial Polyps Malignancy Rate in Postmenopausal women?


  • Saman Shamas
  • Syyeda Khadija
  • Kashaf Iqbal
  • Muhammad Ahmad Raza
  • Ali Zishan Mehdi




Endometrialpolyps, postmenopausal women, malignancy in endometrial polyps


Background: The endometrial polyps are overgrowths of localized endometrial tissue. These Polyps vary in size and can be pedunculated or sessile, single or multiple and they contain blood vessels and stroma in varying amounts covered by pseudo stratified epithelium. Depending on the pattern analyzed and the resection techniques used, occurrence rate of malignancy related to endometrial polyp levels from 0.8% to 8%1.

Aim: To find out the rate of malignancy of endometrial polyps in postmenopausal women that are symptomatic.

Method:  In this systematic review data extracted by different search engines. The following search engines provided data for this systematic review, PubMed, Medline, Science direct, NCBI, Medscape, and Google scholars.

Results: A literature review of more than 25 articles was included in this review, it is found that endometrial polyp is an asymptomatic disease so it can occur in both groups of reproduction and postmenopausal. The mean age of all subjects is about 76.5.The prevalence of this condition is about 24% to 30% in the general population and 40% to 45% in postmenopausal women. It is also concluded that the chance of endometrial polyps increases in postmenopausal women at about 45.23%.

Conclusion: A literature review of more than 25 articles was included in this review. It is concluded that the incidence of malignancy in endometrial polyps is lower in the general population and higher in postmenopausal women at about 45.23%. The chance of developing endometrial polyp is more common at the mean age of 76.5.