Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia: treatment by carbon dioxide laser and risk factors for failure.

@article{Yalcin2003VaginalIN,
  title={Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia: treatment by carbon dioxide laser and risk factors for failure.},
  author={Omer Tarik Yalcin and Thomas J. Rutherford and Setsuko K. Chambers and Joseph T Chambers and Peter E. Schwartz},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={64-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of CO(2) laser ablation of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) and to define prognostic factors. STUDY DESIGN Medical records of 24 patients with VAIN II or III, treated by CO(2) laser ablation from 1990 to 1998 were reviewed. The grade, location, and focality of the lesions, the age, follow-up period and menopausal status of the patients, the power and duration of laser ablation, the presence of concurrent cervical or vulvar neoplasia or previous… CONTINUE READING

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