'Look and Lletz'--a Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital experience.

  title={'Look and Lletz'--a Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital experience.},
  author={Yasmin Adam and Cyril J van Gelderen and K. David Newell},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={98 2},
OBJECTIVES An audit was undertaken of a 'colposcopy and treatment' clinic between April 2003 and December 2006, to determine: (i) the frequency of overtreatment with Papanicolaou smear on its own, colposcopy on its own or a combination of the two methods; (ii) differences in overtreatment between patients who are HIV positive and those who are HIV negative; and (iii) the short-term complications of Lletz (large loop excision of the transformation zone) at this clinic. DESIGN An analysis of… CONTINUE READING