Frotis de Papanicolaou
Durante un frotis o examen de Papanicolaou se extraen células del cuello uterino y del exterior de éste por medio de un raspado suave. Este examen se realiza para detectar condiciones cancerosas o precancerosas del cuello uterino.
Last reviewed 2/8/2013 by Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
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