[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 8, Issue 2 (Quarterly 2004) ::
Feyz 2004, 8(2): 20-24 Back to browse issues page
Diagnostic value of colposcopy for identifying precancerous lesions of cervix in patients with abnormal pap smear
Fariba Behnamfar *, Tahere Khamechian, Monire Shishehgar
, behnamfar_f@kaums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (18192 Views)

Background: Cervical carcinoma was among the most common neoplasm of females. Screening and diagnostics tests are widely used to identify the precancerous lesions. The present study was conducted to determine the diagnostic value of colposcopy for identifying precancerous lesions of cervix in patients with abnormal pap smear referring to ShabihKhani hospital in Kashan during an academic year.

Materials and methods: This clinical trail was performed on 100 females with abnormal pap smear. They all underwent colposcopy and punch biopsy. They were assigned in two groups of positive negative according to the findings of colposcopy and biopsy.

Results : The mean age of the candidates was 44.6±13.3 years. Colposcopy has a sensitivity of 79.2% and specificity of 63.8%. Positive and negative predictive values were 71.2% and 73.2%, respectively the total accuracy of the colposcopy was 72%. Colposcopy has shown higher sensitivity for high grade lesions.

Conclusion : Results have revealed that colposcopy could not identify precancerous lesions regardless of punch biopsy and cytology. With respect to the adequate sensitivity of colposcopy in high grade lesions, one could only rely on colposcopy findings when it reveals a high grade lesion. This screening technique is valuable for patient follow up in low grade lesions and diagnose of high grade lesion before the therapeutic approach

Keywords: Pap Smear, Biopsy, Colposcopy
Full-Text [PDF 184 kb]   (7321 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/2 | Published: 2004/07/15
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Behnamfar F, Khamechian T, Shishehgar M. Diagnostic value of colposcopy for identifying precancerous lesions of cervix in patients with abnormal pap smear. Feyz. 2004; 8 (2) :20-24
URL: http://feyz.kaums.ac.ir/article-1-177-en.html


Volume 8, Issue 2 (Quarterly 2004) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی پژوهشی فیض ::: دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کاشان KAUMS Journal ( FEYZ )
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 4227