Genital warts and cervical cancer. VII. An improved colposcopic index for differentiating benign papillomaviral infections from high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

@article{Reid1985GenitalWA,
  title={Genital warts and cervical cancer. VII. An improved colposcopic index for differentiating benign papillomaviral infections from high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.},
  author={Rosemary Reid and P M Scalzi},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1985},
  volume={153 6},
  pages={611-8}
}
A new colposcopic sign (sharpness of peripheral margins) was graded into three objective categories representing subclinical papillomaviral infection, lower grade dysplasia, and grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Colposcopic features were prospectively recorded in 72 women and then correlated with histologic findings. Histologic diagnoses were evenly spread within the disease spectrum: 18 patients had subclinical papillomaviral infection without associated dysplasia; 15 had grade 1, 16… CONTINUE READING