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Multiple biopsies improve cervical cancer detection in colposcopy

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h55 (Published 08 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h55
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Taking multiple biopsies during colposcopy improves detection of cervical cancer precursor lesions when compared with the current practice of taking only a single biopsy, a systematic US study has found.1

Women with abnormal cervical screening results are referred for further examination of the cervix by colposcopy. This typically involves a detailed examination after an acetic acid wash, which stains white any areas of …

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