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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Study of cervical cytology in Papanicolaou (Pap) smears in a tertiary care hospital

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Author Details : Umarani MK, Gayathri MN, Madhu Kumar R

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 679-683

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Background: Cancer of the cervix is the third most common cancer in women. The mainstay of cervical cancer screening has been the Papanicolaou test.
Aim: To study the frequency of premalignant and malignant lesions of cervix and to study the clinicopathological aspects of cervical lesions.
Materials and Methods: This is a hospital based study of conventional cervical smears received between January 2014 to December 2015. For evaluating the Pap smears, the Bethesda system (2014) for reporting cervical cytology was used.
Results: In the present study, 1418 cases were analysed during the mentioned period. Age of women ranged from 16 to 92 years. Commonest complaint was irregular bleeding per vagina and leucorrhea. 1164 smears (82.08%)  belonged  to  NILM  category,  132  smears (9.3%) were  unsatisfactory  for  evaluation. ASCUS accounted for 4.87%, ASC-H 0.56%, LSIL 1.62%, HSIL 0.64%, AGC 0.64% and SCC 0.28% of cases.
Conclusion: It was found that premalignant and malignant lesions of cervix is not common in our set up.

Cervical cancer, Cervical cytology, Papanicolaou smear

How to cite : Umarani Mk, Gayathri Mn, Madhu Kumar R, Study of cervical cytology in Papanicolaou (Pap) smears in a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2016;3(4):679-683

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