Colposcopy, cervical cytology and human papillomavirus detection as screening tools for cervical cancer
AbstractA cohort of 77 women referred for routine screening or investigation of Pap test abnormality underwent colposcopic examination. Pap-stained liquid-based preparations were diagnosed and categorized according to the Bethesda system. Residual material on the sampling device was used to detect high-risk oncogenic human papillomavirus DNA. Although the colposcopic failure rate was higher than that of cytology, no lesion was missed when both methods were used together. High-risk types were recorded in 24% of patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, 45% with low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions and 79% with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions-indicating that the efficacy of cytological screening can be improved by papillomavirus detection
Al Alwan, N.A. (2001). Colposcopy, cervical cytology and human papillomavirus detection as screening tools for cervical cancer. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118994
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (1-2), 100-105, 2001
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