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Gynecol Oncol. 1992 Mar;44(3):260-2.

The efficacy and safety of the cytobrush during pregnancy.

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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Watson Clinic, Lakeland, Florida 33803.

Abstract

The safety and efficacy of abrasive cytology, using the cytobrush, were evaluated in 300 pregnant patients. When compared to conventional cytology obtained with a cotton-tipped applicator there was no difference in adverse pregnancy events. Smear adequacy (containing endocervical cells) was statistically (P less than 0.01) and clinically increased from 21 to 86%. The use of abrasive cervical cytology was associated with a twofold increase in the incidence of abnormal smears.

PMID:
1541438
DOI:
10.1016/0090-8258(92)90053-l
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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