oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Screening for cervical cancer: experience from the Colposcopy Clinic at Harare hospital

Volume 39, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A study was carried out to determine the prevalence of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (ClN) among women referred to Harare Hospital Colposcopy Clinic with a history of an abnomal smear. During the period, 132 patients were seen and 79 (60 pc) had colposcopic findings suggestive of CIN and 17 (13 pc) had inflammatory changes and 36 (27 pc) had nomal findings. Electrocautery was used to treat low grade CIN lesions, cone biopsy was perfomed for higher grades of CIN and a selected group underwent hysterectomy.

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