OBJECTIVE To determine current practice for the management of endometrial hyperplasia. STUDY DESIGN We carried out a web-based survey of all UK consultant gynaecologists, from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) database, to evaluate the current practice and to enquire whether a trial between oral progestogens and LNG-IUS for endometrial hyperplasia is required. RESULTS We sent 1090 email invitations and 411 (37.7%) responded to this survey. In total, 338 consultant gynaecologists, who manage patients with endometrial hyperplasia, responded to all items of the survey. The oral progestogens (33.2%) and the LNG-IUS (52.1%) were the most popular choices for managing complex endometrial hyperplasia. The majority of the gynaecologists would explore two conservative choices before embarking into performing a hysterectomy for this condition (130, 52.6%). However, for atypical hyperplasia, the majority of the gynaecologists would perform a hysterectomy (273, 83.2%) and would only consider LNG-IUS or oral progestogens as a second or third option. Two hundred forty-four (72.2%) responded that an RCT for oral progestogens versus LNG-IUS for the management of endometrial hyperplasia is required. There were 171 (50.6%) gynaecologists that would be willing to randomise in such an RCT. CONCLUSION Our survey shows that complex endometrial hyperplasia is managed conservatively in UK, with oral progestogens or LNG-IUS, and atypical endometrial hyperplasia is managed with hysterectomy. An RCT, between oral progestogens and LNG-IUS for endometrial hyperplasia, is required to identify the optimum therapy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2011|