Endometrial hyperplasia differential diagnosis

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Endometrial hyperplasia must be differentiated from conditions that have a similar ultrasound findings such as normal thickening during the secretory phase, sessile endometrial polyp, submucosal uterine fibroids, endometrial cancer, an adherent intrauterine blood clot, and pregnancy.

Differential Diagnosis

Pregnancy related

Non-pregnancy related

Potential biomarkers


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