Cytobrush and endocervical curettage in the diagnosis of dysplasia and malignancy of the uterine cervix.

@article{Mogensen1997CytobrushAE,
  title={Cytobrush and endocervical curettage in the diagnosis of dysplasia and malignancy of the uterine cervix.},
  author={Susanne Mogensen and Małgorzata Bąk and Margit Dueholm and Lise Frost and N. O. Knoblauch and J\orgen Praest and Hans Svanholm},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={69-73}
}
BACKGROUND The validity of cytobrush and endocervical curettage combined with colposcopically directed biopsies in the diagnosis of cervical dysplasia and malignancy has not been evaluated in randomized trials. We aimed to elucidate the diagnostic validity of the two methods. METHODS A prospective, randomized study of 180 consecutive patients. All patients were examined without anesthesia by colposcopically directed biopsies of the ectocervix and randomly assigned to either cytobrush or… CONTINUE READING