[Application of cytologic vaginal test at the end of pregnancy (author's transl)].


The AA. reviewed the clinical course and the vaginal smear of 146 pregnant women (supposed at term or near term) handled during 1974 and 1975 in the Town Hospital of Cremona. They looked for correlation between the first one and what was inferred form the second one: in order to assess if the vaginal smear during late pregnancy is practically useful in predicting the time of delivery or--at least--the maturation level of the foetus. After reviewing their own results and after considering the results of some other writer, they conclude that the vaginal smear in late pregnancy is scarcely useful because it yields only generical signs liable to broad interpretation.

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@article{Girelli1977ApplicationOC, title={[Application of cytologic vaginal test at the end of pregnancy (author's transl)].}, author={Lara Girelli and E Sivalli}, journal={Quaderni Sclavo di diagnostica clinica e di laboratorio}, year={1977}, volume={13 1}, pages={17-30} }