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Year 2019 - Volume 29 - Issue 1

Importance of Cuff Cytology and Human Papillomavirus Screening, Especially in Patients with Autoimmune Disorders
JCOG 2019;29(1):39-42
DOI: 10.5336/jcog.2019-65338
Article Language: EN
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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