Vaginal vault smears after hysterectomy for reasons other than malignancy: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{StokesLampard2006VaginalVS,
  title={Vaginal vault smears after hysterectomy for reasons other than malignancy: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Helen J Stokes-Lampard and Stephen Wilson and Charlotte Waddell and Andy Ryan and Roger Holder and S Kehoe},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 12},
  pages={1354-65}
}
BACKGROUND Vaginal vault smears are used to detect persisting neoplasia of the lower genital tract after hysterectomy. Recent data suggest both widespread use and uncertain evidence of their effectiveness. OBJECTIVES To identify and synthesise evidence on the use and effectiveness of vaginal vault smears and to assess the quality. SEARCH STRATEGY 'vault… CONTINUE READING