Open Access Research Article Article ID: JGRO-5-162

    Are visceral adiposity index and ultrasonographic visceral fat thickness measurements correlated to endometrial thickness in postmenopausal women?

    Fatma Eskicioglu*, Muhammet Sakıp Eskicioglu and Beyhan Ozyurt

    Objective: During the postmenopausal period, visceral fat tissue is responsible not only for increased cardiometabolic risk, but also for endocrine function leading to increased endometrial thickness (ET). The current study aimed to 1) determine the predictive value of ultrasonographic visceral fat thickness (VFT) and the visceral adiposity index (VAI), which is defined as «an indicator of visceral adipose function,» for the prediction of an ET>5 mm and 2) to search for a correlation between these two measures.

    Materials and Methods: In 79 postmenopausal women, VFT and VAI measurements were compared between a group of patients with an ET>5 mm and a group with an ET ≤ 5 mm. The diagnostic performances of VFT and VAI were investigated.

    Results: There were no significant differences between the two groups with respect to the VFT and VAI values. Positive correlations were observed between the VFT and VAI, as well as between VFT and ET (r=0.242, p=0.03 and r=0.217, p=0.05). 

    Conclusion: VFT and VAI values are correlated in postmenopausal women. However, neither VFT nor VAI appears to have a predictive value for an ET>5mm. Additional studies need to be performed on this subject.


    Published on: Feb 26, 2019 Pages: 9-12

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/jgro.000062
    CrossMark Publons Harvard Library HOLLIS Search IT Semantic Scholar Get Citation Base Search Scilit OAI-PMH ResearchGate Academic Microsoft GrowKudos Universite de Paris UW Libraries SJSU King Library SJSU King Library NUS Library McGill DET KGL BIBLiOTEK JCU Discovery Universidad De Lima WorldCat VU on WorldCat


    Global Views

    Case Reports

    Peertechz Tweets

    Pinterest on JGRO

    Help ? Google Reviews 11