Tools for post LEEP surveillance

Jacob Bornstein, Jacob Schwartz, Alexander Perri, Jefferey Harroch, Doron Zarfati

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Recurrences of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) as well as invasive cervical carcinoma have been reported to arise following ablative or excisional treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. This review utilizes MEDLINE and National Library of Medicine's PubMed review of the various screening tools used in follow-up protocols for women treated by loop excision for CIN. Cervical cytology, colposcopy, endocervical curettage and HPV typing have been advocated for use as tools for follow up. Involvement of the surgical margins and the presence of HPV-DNA are associated with higher risks of recurrence and should be taken into consideration. The psychological impact of undergoing colposcopy may affect compliance with follow-up visits and should be dealt with appropriately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-668
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrical and Gynecological Survey
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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