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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Cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed dramatically over the last 10 years with a trend towards decreasing the frequency of screening in more restricted age groups age 21 to A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference.

Women who have had a total hysterectomy. Because women who have been treated for CIN 2 or higher have nearly a threefold increased risk of invasive disease for 20 years after treatment, they should receive annual, age-based screening during the 20 years after treatment or spontaneous regression, even if they reach 65 years of age.

Screening technologies and risk-benefit considerations for different age groups continue to evolve. Examples of updates include: Although increased sensitivity of cotesting allows for greater detection, decreased specificity leads to more follow-up testing. Both guixelines predicted and actual colposcopy numbers demonstrated that the decrease in procedures was more evident in patients with low-grade cytologic abnormalities than high-grade abnormalities.



In particular, residents will have less experience evaluating low grade cytologic abnormalities in younger women. National, regional, state, and selected local area vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13—17 year — United States, Residency training in colposcopy: United States Cancer Statistics: Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Chi-Square tests and Fisher’s Exact tests were used to examine the association of categorical variables. In many instances, this leads to visually directed biopsies of the cervix. Annual screening has a very small effect on cancer prevention and leads to excessive procedures and treatments.

Women with a history of CIN 2, CIN 3, or adenocarcinoma ascccp situ should continue routine age-based screening for at least 20 years. Both the increased cervical cancer screening interval and increased administration of the HPV vaccination are likely to reduce the number of abnormal cervical cytology results further. Routine screening should be discontinued and not restarted for any reason in women who have had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix and who have no history of CIN 2 or higher.

This was a two-part descriptive study. Screening every three years in women 21 to 29 years of age requires less additional testing with similar reductions in cancer risk as screening every two years.

Guidelines – ASCCP

The risk of developing vaginal cancer in this group is low, and continued screening is not effective. Applies to women without a cervix and without a history of Guidellnes 2, CIN 3, adenocarcinoma in situ, or cancer in the past 20 years. Human papillomavirus HPV vaccination does not affect screening recommendations.


Another limitation to this study was the use of CPT codes to identify our subjects. The new guidelines resulted in a decrease in the number of indications for colposcopy.

The secondary objective was to determine the actual number of colposcopies before and after the ASCCP guidelines. From a medical education standpoint, guieelines there is no change to the current training methods, there is a risk that residents may not get adequate training to achieve competency.

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Seven residents rotate through the colposcopy clinic per year, therefore the number of colposcopies per resident would have decreased from Our study suggests residents will get less training in evaluating mild abnormalities while getting a similar experience buidelines evaluating high-grade abnormalities. If the cytology result shows low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions or higher, or the HPV test result is still positive, the patient guidelies be referred for colposcopy.

Follow age-specific recommendations same as unvaccinated women.

ASCCP Guidelines

Women older than 65 years. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue. We projected guidelinfs large proportion of the decline would be in women age 21 to 24 in whom low grade cytologic abnormalities were no longer an indication for colposcopy.