Use of the Cytobrush in Postmenopausal Women

Mitchel S. Hoffman, Michael Finan, Paul Wallach, Desmond P.J. Barton, Lorraine W. Gordy, Denis Cavanagh

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Patients who were postmenopausal were identified, and the results of a standard Papanicolaou smear using a cotton-tipped applicator were compared with those using a cytobrush. One hundred one postmenopausal women were evaluated between August 1, 1987, and April 9, 1990. The standard Papanicolaou smear with a moistened cotton-tipped applicator yielded endocervical cells in 59 (58%) of the 101 patients, whereas the cytobrush yielded endocervical cells in 90% of the patients. The use of the cytobrush for cervical cytologic screening appears to be of value in postmenopausal women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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