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Unread 01-02-2003, 10:00 PM
Less painful method for cervical biopsy

Someone pointed me to this study just published in Obstetrics and Gynecology and reported on by the Doctor's Guide--

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=R
Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12468174&dopt=Abstract

Obstet Gynecol 2002 Dec;100(6):1276-84. "A stiff bristled, spiral-shaped ectocervical brush: a device for transepithelial tissue biopsy(1)."

A new spiral-shaped tissue-sampling brush works as well as a standard cervical punch biopsy for detecting cervical pathology, provided an adequate sample is collected. Moreover, the stiff-bristled ectocervical brush biopsy produces substantially less pain and bleeding for the patient.

The kicker is getting the an adequate sample, so the doctor needs to be well trained. But I thought this might help someone here.
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Unread 01-04-2003, 09:31 PM
Less painful method for cervical biopsy

Hooray!

I've always hated biopsies! This is truly a wonderful thing for women everywhere. Thanks, Trish! You always find the best information!
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Unread 01-05-2003, 05:19 PM
Less painful method for cervical biopsy

Trish,

You have got to be a medical journalist!!

If your not, you should be. Thanks
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