Colposcopically directed biopsy and loop excision of the transformation zone: Comparison of histologic findings

M. S. Ang, R. H. Kaufman, E. Adam, G. Riddle, J. F. Irwin, Keith O. Reeves, T. L. Simon

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Abstract

We performed a retrospective comparison between the findings from colposcopically directed biopsies and those from loop excision of the transformation zone (LETZ) specimens. The correlation was satisfactory. When a low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) was predicted on a cytologic smear and biopsy specimen, no cases of invasive carcinoma were found. In two (0.8%) cases in which a high grade SIL was predicted on the cervical smear and biopsy, microinvasive carcinoma was found in the LETZ specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume40
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 29 1995

Keywords

  • cervical smears
  • cervix neoplasms
  • colposcopy
  • loop excision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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