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Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1987 Feb;94(2):168-72.

Genital condylomata acuminata in pregnancy: effectiveness, safety and pregnancy outcome following cryotherapy.


Fifty-one patients, 16 in the second trimester and 35 in the third, were treated by cryotherapy for genital condylomata acuminata; 19 of them had cervical cryotherapy in the second and third trimesters for cervical involvement. Cryosurgical treatment was performed on an out-patient basis, with no general anaesthesia or analgesia, and repeated every 2 weeks until resolution of the condylomata. Male partners were treated as necessary. Patients were followed every 2 weeks before and after delivery until 6 weeks postpartum. The newborn infants were examined for the presence of genital or laryngeal condylomata. Most women required two cryosurgical treatment sessions before complete resolution of condylomata; all resolved in pregnancy and no patient had residual disease at 6 weeks postpartum. There was no case of preterm premature rupture of membranes or premature delivery following cryotherapy, and no case of fetal injury. Labour and delivery were unaffected even by cervical cryotherapy.

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