for the ASCCP Consensus Guidelines Conference. From Washington Ó , American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Journal of. ASCCP Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests Barbara S. Apgar, MD, MS Professor of Family Medicine University of. testing. • Spring – ACS, ASCCP, ASCP recommend co-testing for screening women age • March – Management guidelines.

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ASCCP 2013 Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer

Am J Obstet Gynecol. From a medical education standpoint, if there is no change to the current training methods, there is a risk that residents may not get adequate training to achieve competency.

Patients 24 years and younger 3. We hypothesize the decreased number of young patients requiring colposcopy left more clinic appointments open for outside referrals which tended assccp represent an older demographic population.

Residency programs should evaluate their colposcopy training curriculum in light of the guideline aasccp. From a training standpoint, as indications for colposcopy decrease, fewer training opportunities are available for residents.

Repeat colposcopy and biopsy in 6 months 2.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME does not require residency training programs to report the number of colposcopies asxcp perform during their training, though they track statistics on other types of office-based procedures. Seventy-three colposcopies were performed during the one-year study period, April 1, to March 31,prior to the release of the ASCCP guidelines.

Colposcopies per Resident based on average of 7 residents per year.

Abstract The primary objective was to determine the theoretical number of colposcopies at a resident clinic if the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology ASCCP guidelines were applied. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Cotesting at 12 and 24 months. Repeat cotesting in 3 years. As the number of indications for colposcopy has decreased, concerns about resident proficiency in colposcopy have been raised. In clinical practice, adoption of a new guideline rarely happens instantaneously. Human papillomavirus-negative atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance results are followed with co-testing at 3 years before return to routine screening and are not sufficient for exiting women from screening at age 65 years; women aged years need less invasive management, especially for minor abnormalities; postcolposcopy management strategies incorporate co-testing; endocervical sampling reported as CIN 1 should be managed as CIN 1; unsatisfactory cytology should be repeated in most circumstances, even when HPV results from co-testing are known, while most cases of negative cytology with absent or insufficient endocervical cells or transformation zone component can be managed without intensive follow-up.


While there was a decrease in the number of colposcopies performed post-guidelines, the decrease was not as dramatic as expected. Testing with cytology alone every 3 years or co-testing with cytology and testing for high-risk HPV types every 5 years.

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 The number of colposcopies for high-grade lesions that a trainee needs to perform to be adequately trained has not been defined by national organizations.

Colposcopy mentorship program [updated Apr 06] Available from: Precise reasons for the increased number of colposcopies in this older population are unclear.

Aptitude, ease, and confidence improve as the number of procedures a trainee performs increases.

Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. Most CIN2 in this age group will regress. Examples of updates include: The secondary objective was to determine the actual number of colposcopies before and after the ASCCP guidelines.

In the year following the guideline release, the actual number of indicated colposcopies performed was 58, which ascccp higher than the expected 35 cases that were indicated under the new guidelines in the ascp year. Treat if CIN 2 present for 2 years. Cases from April 1, to March 31, were evaluated using the ASCCP guidelines to determine whether colposcopy would still be indicated. Treatment recommended for CIN 3. Though our results are reflective of current trends that we predict are affecting training programs in the U.


Data acscp patient age, indication for colposcopy including cytology result, and colposcopy result were extracted. Interestingly, we observed an increase in the number of colposcopies azccp for women between the ages of 30 to 65, which is why the overall number of colposcopies did not decrease as dramatically as predicted. Go back and start all over with cotesting in 1 year.

As previously reported in the literature, there seemed to be a delay in the adoption of the guidelines. As predicted with the new guidelines, fewer women between the ages of 21 and 24 had a colposcopy.

Curing a lesion without hysterectomy is an important aim for the future. With less women getting screened and fewer indications for colposcopy, fewer colposcopies will be performed resulting in decreased procedures available for resident training. Discussion The new guidelines resulted in a decrease in the number of indications for colposcopy. Cotesting in one year.


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In 0213 instances, this leads to visually directed biopsies of the cervix. You decide to do cotesting because she is sexually active. These tools have effectively been used in other programs. As clinical exposure decreases, colposcopy may need to be a required procedure tracked by the ACGME to ensure that graduates receive adequate clinical experience.


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A study from a Family Medicine program found an actual Because the goal of colposcopy is to diagnose cervical cancer and high-grade precancerous lesions ie, CIN 3resident training may not be as adversely affected as the 20013 numbers would imply. Inthe cervical cancer incidence in the United States was 7. The new guidelines resulted in a decrease in the number of indications for colposcopy. Be conservative, conservative, conservative!