II. Epidemiology

  1. Lifetime Prevalence: 8-35% (Incidence increases with age)

III. Symptoms

  1. Often asymptomatic
  2. Intermenstrual bleeding

IV. Signs

  1. Not typically seen on exam (unless polyps prolapse through Cervix)

V. Prognosis

  1. Endometrial Polyps are benign in 95% of cases (especially premenstrual women)
  2. Malignancy can occur

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Ontology: Endometrial Polyp (C1704273)

Definition (NCI_CDISC) A benign polypoid neoplasm of the endometrium projecting into the endometrial cavity.
Definition (NCI) A benign nodular lesion protruding above the surface of the endometrium. It is composed of a fibrous stroma that contains thick-walled blood vessels and dilated endometrial glands. Polypectomy is the treatment of choice. Only few cases with recurrence have been reported.
Concepts Neoplastic Process (T191)
ICD10 N84.0
SnomedCT 156005006, 266659005, 11314008
Italian Adenoma dell'endometrio, Polipo dell'endometro, Polipo dell'endometrio
English Endometrial Polyp, endometrial polyps, endometrial polyps (diagnosis), Endometrial adenoma, Polyp endometrial, Endometrial Stromal Polyp, Polyp of endometrium, Polyp(s);endometrial, endometrial adenoma, Polyp: [endometrial/uterine NOS] or [endometrial] (disorder), Endometrial/uterine polyp NOS, Polyp: [endometrial/uterine NOS] or [endometrial], POLYP, STROMAL, ENDOMETRIAL STROMAL POLYP, ENDOMETRIAL ADENOMA, POLYP OF ENDOMETRIUM, GLANDULAR ENDOMETRIAL POLYP, POLYP, ENDOMETRIAL STROMAL, BENIGN, POLYP OF THE ENDOMETRIUM, ADENOMA, ENDOMETRIAL, Endometrial polyp, endometrium; polyp, polyp; endometrial, Polyp of Endometrium, Polyp of the Endometrium, Endometrium polyp, endometrial polyp
Dutch poliep endometrium, endometriumpoliep, endometrium; poliep, poliep; endometrium, endometriumadenoom
French Polype endométrial, Adénome de l'endomètre
German Polyp endometrial, endometrialer Polyp, Adenom des Endometriums
Portuguese Pólipo do endométrio, Adenoma do endométrio
Spanish Pólipo endometrial, pólipo endometrial, Adenoma de endometrio
Japanese 子宮内膜腺腫, 子宮内膜ポリープ, シキュウナイマクセンシュ, シキュウナイマクポリープ
Czech Polyp endometria, Endometriální polyp, Endometriální adenom
Hungarian Endometrialis adenoma, endometrialis polyp, Endometrium polyp