• The management of women with abnormal cervical cytology in pregnancy.

      Flannelly, Grainne; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin, Ireland. gflannelly@nmh.ie <gflannelly@nmh.ie> (2010-02)
      The management of women with abnormal cytology in pregnancy represents both a diagnostic and a therapeutic challenge for colposcopists. The emphasis should be on diagnosis and confirmation of cervical precancer (Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), thus excluding invasive cancer). Following an initial assessment, careful follow-up is essential. This must include colposcopy and take into account the physiological changes of the cervix during pregnancy and the puerperium. The management of women with invasive cancer diagnosed during pregnancy depends on the gestation at diagnosis and requires careful assessment and multidisciplinary planning.