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Microcolpohysteroscopy compared with colposcopy in the evaluation of abnormal cervical cytology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3822309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Microcolpohysteroscopy allows one to observe the cervix and endocervix at magnifications of 1:1-1:150. More important, it permits examination of the squamocolumnar junction when it is obscured within the endocervix. This preliminary report compares standard colposcopy with a microcolpohysteroscopy technique in 65 patients with abnormal Papanicolaou smears. Using contact microcolpohysteroscopy, the clinician can map out geographically entire cervical intraepithelial neoplastic lesions; locate correctly the epicenter of most lesions; and in cases of inadequate colposcopy, visualize the squamocolumnar junction within the cervix. Microcolpohysteroscopy was equivalent to traditional colposcopy in detecting abnormal histology. This technique predicted lesions with viral cytopathic effects, which correlated with histology in 83% of cases. The results of this study suggest that microcolpohysteroscopy is a diagnostic tool that can precisely qualify and localize a cervical lesion.
Authors:
P Tseng; V Hunter; T P Reed; C R Wheeless
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-22     Completed Date:  1987-04-22     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Biopsy
Colposcopy / methods*
Curettage
Endoscopy / methods
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia / diagnosis
Uterus* / pathology
Vaginal Smears*

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