Mild cervical dysplasia. Experience in a family planning clinic

S. J. Sondheimer, M. V. Casey, M. Rubin, C. Mangan, B. Atkinson, G. R. Huggins

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To evaluate mild cervical dysplasia, the results of Papanicolaou smears were reviewed for a 6-month period in an inner-city family planning program. Papanicolaou smear evidence of mild dysplasia was consistent with the biopsy diagnosis in most cases. A single Papanicolaou smear is not a reliable indication of condylomata, nor is a single normal Papanicolaou smear in this setting completely reassuring. Persistent mild dysplasia is an indicator of high risk for cervical dysplasia and cervical infection. Aggressive initial cervical surgery is not indicated, but close follow-up is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-495
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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