Loop diathermy excision of the cervical transformation zone in patients with abnormal cervical smears.

@article{Luesley1990LoopDE,
  title={Loop diathermy excision of the cervical transformation zone in patients with abnormal cervical smears.},
  author={David Michael Luesley and John E Cullimore and Charles W E Redman and Frank G Lawton and J M Emens and Terence P. Rollason and Dr. D. R. R. Williams and E. J. Buxton},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1990},
  volume={300 6741},
  pages={1690-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and morbidity of fine loop diathermy excision of the cervical transformation zone as applied to the management of outpatients with abnormal cervical smears. DESIGN Prospective programme trial with six month follow up. SETTING Two hospital based colposcopy clinics. PATIENTS 616 Patients aged 16-60 with abnormal cervical smears. INTERVENTIONS After colposcopic and cytological assessment excision of the cervical transformation zone by fine loop diathermy… CONTINUE READING

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