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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Endocervical canal sampling is known as endocervical curettage.
Based on their experience, these researchers have established institutional guidelines indicating that patients with AGCUS on cytologic screening undergo immediate, intensive diagnostic studies including colposcopy, endocervical curettage and endometrial biopsy.
Endocervical curettage reported as CIN 1 should be managed as CIN 1, not as a positive endocervical curettage.
Pathology revealed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 1, and endocervical curettage showed squamous metaplasia.
However, this may need to be deferred until six weeks postpartum, if an endocervical curettage is necessary.
Efficacy of endocervical curettage in colposcopic assessment of patients having abnormal squamous pap smear
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.
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.