5 years ago

Cervical excisional treatment of young women: A population-based study

Assessment of cytology and biopsy results preceding cervical excisional treatment and their association with excisional histology, to evaluate compliance with treatment recommendations and the potential effect of revisions in cervical histology terminology and usage. Method Data from a unique statewide population-based screening registry was used to describe the use and histologic outcomes of cervical excisional procedures in the year following an abnormal cervical screening cytology. Results From 2007 to 2011, LEEP rates decreased 87%, 45%, and 16% for women aged 15–20, 21–24, and 25–29years, respectively. Reductions were attributable to an overall decline in cervical screening and colposcopy, and a decrease in LEEP following a diagnosis of less than cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 (<CIN2) or CIN2 histology preceded by any abnormal cytology other than high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (<HSIL). LEEP rates did not change significantly (p>0.7) for women aged 30–39years. Irrespective of age, CIN2 was the most common histologic antecedent of excisional treatment (42%), with most (80%) preceded by <HSIL cytology. Conclusion Cervical excisions are an unavoidable consequence of cervical screening. Adherence to treatment guidelines stipulating conservative follow-up of young women with biopsies ≤CIN2 could significantly decrease the number of excisional procedures and associated harms. This opportunity will be lost if cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN3) and some or all of CIN2 are merged into a single histologic category, as has been recently recommended in the United States.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0090825813014285

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.