Natural history of the minimally abnormal Papanicolaou smear.

  title={Natural history of the minimally abnormal Papanicolaou smear.},
  author={Fredrick J Montz and Bradley J. Monk and Jeffrey M. Fowler and Lyndon Nguyen},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={80 3 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the natural history of the cytologic and colposcopic changes in patients with minimal abnormalities on their Papanicolaou smears (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance or low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion [SIL]). METHODS Between November 1988 and November 1990, 632 women with abnormal Papanicolaou smears as listed above were evaluated at Los Angeles County-Olive View Medical Center. Each had review of cytology, repeat Papanicolaou smear… CONTINUE READING


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