Surveillance for recurrent cancers and vaginal epithelial lesions in patients with invasive cervical cancer after hysterectomy: are vaginal cytology and high-risk human papillomavirus testing useful?

@article{Li2013SurveillanceFR,
  title={Surveillance for recurrent cancers and vaginal epithelial lesions in patients with invasive cervical cancer after hysterectomy: are vaginal cytology and high-risk human papillomavirus testing useful?},
  author={Zaibo Li and Stacey Barron and Wei Hong and Arivarasan Karunamurthy and Chengquan Zhao},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={140 5},
  pages={708-14}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether women who have had a hysterectomy for cervical cancer may be at an increased risk of vaginal epithelial lesions. METHODS We studied 147 patients with invasive cervical carcinoma (76 squamous cell carcinomas [SCCs], 60 adenocarcinomas [ADCs], and 11 adenosquamous cell carcinomas) who were treated by hysterectomy and had vaginal pathologic follow-up for a mean period of 43.3 months. RESULTS Of the patients, 15.0% (22/147) developed vaginal intraepithelial… CONTINUE READING
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