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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 301680, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Management of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix according to Demographic Data

1Department of Nursing, Centre for Health Services Management and Evaluation, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dilou 1A, Goudi, 115 27 Athens, Greece
2Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Pesmazoglou 8, 105 59 Athens, Greece
3Department of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics, University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, 83200 Samos Island, Greece

Received 26 September 2010; Accepted 21 October 2010

Academic Editors: J. M. Aldrighi and R. M. Austin

Copyright © 2011 Olga Modinou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aims. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women, but screening prevents cancer by detecting precancerous lesions. The purpose of this study is to present the treatment profile for precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix, according to demographic data. Methods. An annual retrospective study was conducted in two public primary health care centres in Greece. The total number of Pap smears and colposcopies performed as well as the management of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia was collected and analysed. Results. Demographic characteristics and correlations with levels of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) and treatment path are presented. For each case, we noted the patients' age, the marital and educational status, and the professional and insurance type. From a total of 238 diagnostic procedures, 118 (49.5%) showed precancerous lesions, 83.3% of these were high grade while 16.7% were low grade. Conclusions. This study provides an estimate of the extensiveness of precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix. Management of CIN should be accounted for when balancing the benefits and unfavourable effects of this screening.