Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Article

J. Islam. Int. Med. Coll.. 2013; 8(1): 15-22

Colposcopy: A Valuable Screening Tool for the Diagnosis of Premalignant and Malignant Cervical Pathologies

Attiqa Zaigham, Asma Shaheen, Azra Saeed Awan, Raazia Rauf.

Objective:To correlate colposcopic findings with the results of cervical biopsy and to prove colposcopy as a valuable screening tool for the diagnosis of premalignant and malignant cervical pathologies.
Study Design: A quasi experimental study
Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted from January 2008 to April 2010 in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Railway Hospital Rawalpindi.
Materials and Methods: The study population included three hundred women who attended the outpatient department of Railway hospital over a period of two years. All these symptomatic women between the ages of 30-60 years were recruited with one or more of the complaints of post coital bleeding, intermenstral bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, recurrent vaginal discharge or abnormal Pap smear. The recruited women were examined by speculum, followed by pap-smears. Out of 300 women Pap smear of 200 women was abnormal and showed inflammatory lesions at three consecutive times. These ladies were booked for colposcopy. However, any other women whose reports showed dyskaryotic changes were immediately booked for colposcopy. Biopsies from abnormal areas were taken and sent for histopathology. The reports of cervical biopsy were then analyzed.
Results: Out of 300 women recruited, 200 showed positive Pap smear. 108(54%) symptomatic women showed normal epithelium, while 92 women (46%) had abnormal transformation zone changes. Cervical biopsy reports of 92 women with abnormal colposcopic findings, showed up chronic cervicites in 60 cases, miscellaneous cervical pathologies in 10 cases, no dysplasia in 10 cases and cervical carcinoma was diagnosed in 12 cases.
Conclusion: The study concluded that colposcopy followed by cervical biopsy proved to be a valuable screening tool for the diagnosis of premalignant and malignant cervical pathologies.

Key words: Colposcopy, Dysplasia, Cervicitis, Cervical carcinoma.

Full-text options

Full-text Article

Share this Article

Readers of this article also read the following articles
»Hypotension in the newborn baby
»Thymic Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma-Case Report
»Detection of Antibody to Avian Influenza Virus A in Free Range Pigs In Taraba State, Nigeria
»Aortic surgery cost and outcome at teaching vs. non-teaching hospitals
»Exploring Knowledge of Caregivers of HIV Infected Children : A Cross-Sectional Study at A Tertiary Health Centre, Kolkata
»Evaluation of prescribing medication errors in a pediatric outpatient pharmacy
»Assessment of liver damage in male albino rats after repetitive heat stress of moderate level
»Postoperative apnea of ex-premature infants after inguinal herniorrhaphy
»The Effects of Mood Disorders and Dissociative Symptoms on Suicide Attempts
»Prevalence of Internet addiction and its impact on the physiological balance of mental health
»The causal relationship between Theory of Mind and Language

American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging


BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.