Cervical Dysplasia (cont.)
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is cervical dysplasia?
- What causes cervical dysplasia?
- Are there symptoms of cervical dysplasia?
- How is cervical dysplasia diagnosed?
- How is cervical dysplasia classified?
- What are the treatments for cervical dysplasia?
- Carbon dioxide laser photoablation
- Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
- Cold knife cone biopsy (conization)
- What is the prognosis (outlook) for cervical dysplasia?
- Can cervical dysplasia be prevented?
- Cervical Dysplasia At A Glance
- Find a local Obstetrician-Gynecologist in your town
Cervical Dysplasia At A Glance
- Cervical dysplasia refers to the presence of precancerous changes in the
lining cells of the cervix of the uterus.
- Cervical dysplasia is caused by infection with the human
(HPV), but other factors also play a role.
- HPV infection is common in the general population. It is unclear why some
women develop dysplasia and cervical cancer related to HPV infection while most
- Cervical dysplasia is diagnosed by sampling cells or tissue from the cervix.
- Treatment, when necessary, involves ablation (destruction) or resection
(removal) of the abnormal area.
- A vaccine is available against four common HPV types associated with the development of dysplasia and cervical cancer
Last Editorial Review: 4/16/2009
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