A Pilot Study to Evaluate Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration as a Treatment Modality for Cervical Dysplasia

2014-07-23 21:35:23 | BioPortfolio


Ultrasonic surgical aspiration of the cervix may be an effective method of treating cervical dysplasia without compromising the integrity of the cervix in reproductive age women.


Women age 18 to 55 years of age with Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2 or 3 on colposcopy with a negative EndoCervical Curettage are enrolled in a pilot study comparing ultrasonic surgical aspiration and traditional cervical excision procedure for the treatment of cervical dysplasia. In this pilot study, the patients serve as their own control group. Prior to receiving the traditional treatment for cervical dysplasia consisting of Cold Knife Conization with EndoCervical Curettage, each patient's cervix is treated with ultrasonic surgical aspiration. The aspirate is sent to pathology and the results compared with the findings from the cervical cone biopsy. The patients then are followed with Liquid-based Cytology pap smears every 4 to 6 months until completion of the study enrollment/treatment period.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Cervical Dysplasia


cervical conization, ultrasonic surgical aspiration of the cervix


University of Tennessee College of Medicine
United States




University of Tennessee

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:35:23-0400

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Abnormal development of immature squamous EPITHELIAL CELLS of the UTERINE CERVIX, a term used to describe premalignant cytological changes in the cervical EPITHELIUM. These atypical cells do not penetrate the epithelial BASEMENT MEMBRANE.

A parameter usually used in PRENATAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY to measure the length of the uterine neck (CERVIX UTERI). Cervical length or its shortening is used to identify and prevent early cervical opening and PRETERM BIRTH.

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