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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;44(2):252-257.
Published online February 1, 2001.
Chromosomal Abnormality of Spontaneous Abortus in Relation to Transvaginal Ultrasonographic Finding.
Kyung Ja Shin, Jong Dae Whang, Jin Kyung Yoo, Kuk Sun Han, Young Lyun Oh, Cheong Rae Roh, Chang Soo Park, Duk Soo Bae, Je Ho Lee
1Center for Health Promotion, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
To determine the clinical value of human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid(HPV DNA) testing by polymerase chain reaction(PCR), specifically to examine whether HPV testing could identify the women with Pap smears read as mostly atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance(ASCUS) or more. METHODS: HPV DNA testing by PCR for 3 high-risk cancer associated genotypes(HPV 16, 18, 33), repeat Pap smears and colposcopically directed punch biopsies were performed concurrently on 169 women referred for cervical cancer screening test with a previous Pap smear read as ASCUS or more. RESULTS: HPV DNA testing positivity was significantly associated with abnormal cytology and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion(HSIL) and squamous cell carcinoma(SCC) in histology(P=0.034). The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value(PPV), negative predictive value(NPV) of Pap smear and HPV testing for identifying 38 cases of histologically confirmed HSIL and carcinoma by different triage protocols(HPV positive or HSIL or SCC) among 169 women were 65.8%(25/38), 85.5%(112/131), 56.8%(25/44) and 89.6%(112/125), respectively. Also sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV were varied by ages and more higher in older. CONCLUSION: HPV DNA testing by PCR appears to offer an effective means by which women whose cervical Pap smears have been read as ASCUS or more could be triaged for colposcopically directed biopsy. The sensitivity for HSIL could be maintained in high and specificity markedly improved by HPV genotypes 16, 18, 33.
Key Words: Human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid(HPV DNA), Pap smear, Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance(ASCUS), High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion(HSIL)

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