Postmenopausal endometrial carcinoma presenting as urinary incontinence: a case report
Keywords:Postmenopausal bleeding, Endometrial carcinoma, Hydrometra, Gynecological malignancy
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) most commonly presents with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) or blood tinged vaginal discharge. Watery vaginal discharge is usually reported in fallopian tube malignancy. We reported a case of EC where she had profuse watery discharge from private part mimicking urine and so patient visited urologist for urinary incontinence and was later diagnosed as endometroid adenocarcinoma. A 73 year old female presented with history of passing urine involuntarily for last 3 months. Endometrial biopsy revealed endometrial endometroid adenocarcinoma-FIGO grade-2. FDG PET-CT scan revealed primary neoplastic pathology of uterus or endometrium with no lymphadenopathy. PMB or vaginal discharge in women with high risk factors like obesity, diabetes mellitus, unopposed oestrogen exposure needs prompt evaluation. PMB is highly suspicious of malignancy arising from cervix or uterus but copious watery discharge should also be evaluated thoroughly with ultrasound and confirmation of underlying malignancy with hysteroscopic guided endometrial sampling should be done.
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