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 2/26/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. 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 David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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