Apr;17(5 Suppl 1):S1-S doi: /LGT.0bed Wentzensen N, Lawson HW; ASCCP Consensus Guidelines Conference. Cases from April 1, to March 31, were evaluated using the ASCCP guidelines to determine whether colposcopy would still be indicated. ASCCP Updated Consensus Guidelines FAQs. American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Disclosures. April 16, In This Article. Why new.

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The number of colposcopies for high-grade lesions that a trainee needs to perform to be adequately trained has not been defined by national organizations. Aptitude, ease, and confidence improve as the number of procedures a trainee performs increases.

Although increased sensitivity of cotesting allows for greater detection, decreased specificity leads to more follow-up testing.


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Guidelijes reasons for the increased number of colposcopies in this older population are unclear. We did not note an overall shift in the demographics of the population receiving general obstetrics and gynecologic care at this site. Colposcopy involves examining the cervix with a microscope and using saline, acetic acid, white light, and green light to further highlight concerning areas on the cervix.

This data was collected from a single resident clinic and does not include resident colposcopy experience gained outside of this particular clinic such as continuity clinics or gynecologic oncology clinics. Cancer Statistics Working Group, author. Introduction When compared worldwide, cervical guidelnes in the United States has a relatively low incidence.


Email Alerts Don’t miss a single issue. These tools have effectively been used in other programs. Pap smear collection has been a long-standing, effective screening test for cervical cancer. A study from a Family Medicine program found an actual Cytology alone acceptable every three years.

ACOG Releases Guideline on Cervical Cancer Screening

Annual screening has a very small effect on cancer prevention and leads to excessive procedures and treatments. Seven residents continued to rotate through this colposcopy clinic per year resulting in 8.

Patients screened with cytology alone who have negative results should receive cytology screening again in three years. Ultimately, patients benefited from a reduced number of invasive procedures. Screening should begin at 21 years of age, regardless of age at sexual initiation or other behavior-related risk factors.

ASCCP Guidelines

When compared worldwide, cervical cancer in the United States has a relatively low incidence. Not reported Published source: Women with human immunodeficiency virus infection should be screened with cytology twice in the year after diagnosis, even if younger than 21 years, and annually thereafter. A survey of program directors in obstetrics and gynecology and family practices. Already a member or subscriber? These theoretical results were then compared to the actual number of colposcopies.

Follow age-specific recommendations same as unvaccinated women. Read the full article. Seventy-three colposcopies were performed during the one-year study period, April 1, to March 31,prior to the release of the ASCCP guidelines. The group’s goal was to provide revised evidence-based consensus guidelines for managing women with abnormal cervical cancer screening tests, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia CIN and adenocarcinoma in situ AIS following adoption of cervical cancer screening guidelines incorporating longer screening intervals and co-testing.


Screening Methods for Cervical Cancer Population Recommended screening method Comments Women younger than 21 years No screening — Women 21 to 29 years of age Cytology alone every three years — Women 30 to 65 years of age HPV and cytology cotesting preferred every five years Screening by HPV testing alone is not recommended Cytology alone acceptable every three years — Women older than 65 years No screening is necessary after adequate negative prior screening results Women with a history of CIN 2, CIN 3, or adenocarcinoma in situ should continue routine age-based screening for at least 20 years Women who have had a total hysterectomy No screening is necessary Applies to women without a cervix and without a history of CIN 2, CIN 3, adenocarcinoma in situ, or cancer in the past 20 years Women vaccinated against HPV Follow age-specific recommendations same as unvaccinated women — NOTE: If the results for either test are negative, the patient should be cotested in 12 months.

Yes Literature search described? Where data were available, guidelines prescribed similar management for women with similar risks for CIN 3, AIS, and cancer.