Abnormal cervical appearance: What to do, when to worry?

Petra Marcela Casey, Margaret E. Long, Mary L. Marnach

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Many clinicians encounter cervical lesions that may or may not be associated with cytologic abnormalities. Such abnormalities as ectropion, Nabothian cysts, and small cervical polyps are quite benign and need not generate concern for patient or clinician, whereas others, including those associated with a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol, cervical inflammation, abnormal cervical cytology, and postcoital bleeding, should prompt additional evaluation. Further, in some patients, the cervix may be difficult to visualize. Several useful clinical suggestions for the optimal examination of the cervix are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Fingerprint

Cervix Uteri
Ectropion
Diethylstilbestrol
Polyps
Cell Biology
Cysts
Hemorrhage
Inflammation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Abnormal cervical appearance : What to do, when to worry? / Casey, Petra Marcela; Long, Margaret E.; Marnach, Mary L.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2011, p. 147-151.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Casey, Petra Marcela ; Long, Margaret E. ; Marnach, Mary L. / Abnormal cervical appearance : What to do, when to worry?. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2011 ; Vol. 86, No. 2. pp. 147-151.
@article{2c6536675e5141bab915d6e7157ce4fb,
title = "Abnormal cervical appearance: What to do, when to worry?",
abstract = "Many clinicians encounter cervical lesions that may or may not be associated with cytologic abnormalities. Such abnormalities as ectropion, Nabothian cysts, and small cervical polyps are quite benign and need not generate concern for patient or clinician, whereas others, including those associated with a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol, cervical inflammation, abnormal cervical cytology, and postcoital bleeding, should prompt additional evaluation. Further, in some patients, the cervix may be difficult to visualize. Several useful clinical suggestions for the optimal examination of the cervix are presented.",
author = "Casey, {Petra Marcela} and Long, {Margaret E.} and Marnach, {Mary L.}",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.4065/mcp.2010.0512",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "86",
pages = "147--151",
journal = "Mayo Clinic Proceedings",
issn = "0025-6196",
publisher = "Elsevier Science",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Abnormal cervical appearance

T2 - What to do, when to worry?

AU - Casey, Petra Marcela

AU - Long, Margaret E.

AU - Marnach, Mary L.

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Many clinicians encounter cervical lesions that may or may not be associated with cytologic abnormalities. Such abnormalities as ectropion, Nabothian cysts, and small cervical polyps are quite benign and need not generate concern for patient or clinician, whereas others, including those associated with a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol, cervical inflammation, abnormal cervical cytology, and postcoital bleeding, should prompt additional evaluation. Further, in some patients, the cervix may be difficult to visualize. Several useful clinical suggestions for the optimal examination of the cervix are presented.

AB - Many clinicians encounter cervical lesions that may or may not be associated with cytologic abnormalities. Such abnormalities as ectropion, Nabothian cysts, and small cervical polyps are quite benign and need not generate concern for patient or clinician, whereas others, including those associated with a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol, cervical inflammation, abnormal cervical cytology, and postcoital bleeding, should prompt additional evaluation. Further, in some patients, the cervix may be difficult to visualize. Several useful clinical suggestions for the optimal examination of the cervix are presented.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79551675366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79551675366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4065/mcp.2010.0512

DO - 10.4065/mcp.2010.0512

M3 - Article

C2 - 21270291

AN - SCOPUS:79551675366

VL - 86

SP - 147

EP - 151

JO - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

JF - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

SN - 0025-6196

IS - 2

ER -