Practical Approach to Cervical Squamous and Glandular Lesions
Krisztina Z. Hanley, MD
Assistant Professor Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia
In 2012, the American Cancer Society and its partner organizations updated the screening and management guidelines for women with abnormal cervicovaginal cytology. Recently consensus recommendations from the Lower Anogential Squamous Terminology (LAST) project were published to improve accuracy of histologic diagnosis and to provide optimal patient care in a setting of HPV-related squamous lesions of the lower anogential tract. This webinar will review the new screening recommendations and management guidelines for women with abnormal cytology. Changes from the 2006 guidelines will be highlighted by case-based presentations. Emphasis will be on risk of disease progression in different age groups and clinical significance of HPV test results on patient management. The second part of the course will review the LAST terminology. Representative cytology (Pap smears) and corresponding histologic samples from the same cases will illustrate the different diagnostic categories. A special emphasis will be given on when and how to select biomarkers to improve accuracy and reproducibility of histologic diagnosis in cervical squamous lesions and selected glandular lesions.
|Earn 2 credits per webinar|