Canan ÜNALa, Hanife Güler DÖNMEZb, Erdem FADILOĞLUa, Atakan TANAÇANa, M. Sinan BEKSAÇa Departments of aGynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Perinatology, bBiology, Hacetepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, TURKEY
DOI: 10.5336/jcog.2019-65338 Article Language: EN 43 Viewed -- 32 Downloaded
ABSTRACT This article aims to report the results of four cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) positivity and abnormal cuff smear. A hysterectomy was performed in this study to eliminate precancerous cervical lesion in one patient and uterine myoma in another. Subsequent follow-up of the patients revealed HPV DNA positivity in cuff cytology, even though both the patients tested negative for HPV prior to hysterectomy. Cuff cytology and HPV DNA screening, therefore, seem to be important in dicey and benign cases, especially occurring together with autoimmune disorders. HPV type 16 was found to be the most frequent subtype (75%) in this study.
Keywords: Cytology; human papilloma virus 16; human papilloma virus DNA test; autoimmune disorders