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Management of Atypical Squamous Cells, Low-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions, and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 1
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America
  • Lori A. Boardman
  • Colleen M. Kennedy, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
12-1-2008
NLM Title Abbreviation
Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am
DOI of Published Version
10.1016/j.ogc.2008.09.001
Abstract

In the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology 2006 Consensus Guidelines, several changes in the management of mildly abnormal cervical cytology and histology were made. The most notable changes involve the management of adolescents, pregnant women, and postmenopausal women. For adolescents, management of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions is conservative, eliminating the need for immediate colposcopy. For pregnant women, options have been made to allow for deferral of colposcopy until pregnancy completion, whereas for postmenopausal women, the new guidelines call for the option to rely on human papillomavirus DNA testing or repeat cytology to manage mild cytologic abnormalities. The guidelines for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1 now focus on conservative management. The goal of this article is to review the 2006 Guidelines, elaborating on the changes and providing the rationale for management decisions.

Published Article/Book Citation
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America, 35:4 (2008) pp.599-614.
Citation Information
Lori A. Boardman and Colleen M. Kennedy. "Management of Atypical Squamous Cells, Low-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions, and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 1" Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America Vol. 35 Iss. 4 (2008) p. 599 - 614 ISSN: 0889-8545
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/colleen_stockdale/14/