endocervical curettage


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endocervical curettage

Gynecology The scraping of the endocervical mucosa with a spoon-shaped curette, usually performed with a cervical Bx to identify changes in the transition zone. See Transition zone.

Endocervical curettage

Biopsy performed with a curette to scrape the mucous membrane of the cervical canal.
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Cone biopsy: When biopsy or endocervical curettage reveals a problem that requires further investigation, a cone biopsy may be performed.
* Endocervical curettage reported as CIN 1 should be managed as CIN 1, not as a positive endocervical curettage.
Because of a repeat abnormal Papanicolaou result and a history of testing positive for HPV, the patient was scheduled for colposcopy and endocervical curettage. Multiple biopsies (8) of the transformation zone and acetowhite epithelium were taken during an adequate colposcopy procedure.
However, this may need to be deferred until six weeks postpartum, if an endocervical curettage is necessary.
"But if the lesions are not biopsy-confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 or 3, rather than doing a loop electrosurgical excisional procedure, we can follow them by doing colposcopy and cytology at 4- to 6-month intervals provided the colposcopy is satisfactory, the endocervical curettage findings are essentially negative, and the patient accepts the risk of possible occult disease," Dr.
"But if the lesions are not biopsy-confirmed CIN 2 or 3, rather than doing a loop electrosurgical excisional procedure, we can follow them by doing colposcopy and cytology at 4- to 6-month intervals provided the colposcopy is satisfactory, the endocervical curettage findings are essentially negative, and the patient accepts the risk of possible occult disease," Dr.
Nader Ostovar, M.D., of San Mateo, Calif., reminds us to have a pregnancy test done before performing colposcopy since you may be doing cervical biopsies, loop electrosurgical procedure (LEEP), or endocervical curettage during the procedure.
Subjects were similar with respect to age, whether endocervical curettage was performed, presence of cervical dysplasia or human papilloma virus, and whether glandular involvement was noted.
Consider comprehensive assessment that includes pelvic examination, colposcopy, endocervical curettage, cervical biopsy, ultrasonography (US), and endometrial biopsy--especially if the woman is older than 60 years, hasn't had a Pap test within the past 2 years, has never had a Pap test, or has a low educational status.
Histopathologic follow-up included endocervical curettage, cervical biopsy, cervical conization by loop electrosurgical excision procedure, or cold knife conization.