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Korean J Gynecol Oncol Colposc. 1996 Sep;7(3):208-216. Korean. Original Article.
Heo SH , Park YC , Hwang HR , Kim JH .

Colposcopic examination and biopsy were performed on 197 patients with abnormal cervical cytology. The patients subsequently underwent electrocoagulation, LLETZ, conization and hysterectomy depending on their diagnosis from January, 1989 to December, 1994. The comparison between the diagnosis of cytology and that of colposcopic biopsy showed fair agreement with only 35% of cases(K=20%). The abnormal lesion was underestimated by cytology in 49.7% of cases. Thirty three cases(16.8%) were threated by LLETZ. Histological comparison between the colposcopic biopsies and LLETZ samples showed fair agreement with 39% of cases (K=25%). 5 cases(15%) of the colposcopic biopsy have been underestimated when compared to the LLETZ histology. Sixty two cases were done conization after colposcopic biopsy. Histological comparison between the colposcopic biopsies and conization samples showed fair agreement with 59% of cases(K=38%). The colposcopic biopsies were underestimated in 24.2% of cases compared to the cone biopsy specimen. The correct diagnosis rates of colposcopic biopsy of dysplasia, carcinoma in situ, and microinvasive carcinoma were 70%, 82%, and 20% respectively. (continue)

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