IJCRR - 7(15), August, 2015
COMPARISON OF CONVENTIONAL CERVICAL CYTOLOGY IN WOMEN WITH HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY LOOKING CERVIX
Author: Lalji G. Valiya, Seema N. Baxi
Objectives: To compare conventional cervical cytology in women with healthy/unhealthy looking cervix.
Methods: A prospective study on conventional cervical cytology was performed including 340 women, 174 with healthy looking cervix, 160 with unhealthy looking cervix and 6 with absent cervix (post hysterectomy), attending the Gynecologic outpatient department at a tertiary care hospital in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat state. Cytological findings including incidence of inflammatory smears and epithelial abnormalities were compared between the two groups.
Results: The demographic profile difference between the two groups was statistically non-significant. Overall incidence of squamous cell abnormality was 4.1 % and of glandular cell abnormality was 1.2%. Incidence of squamous cell abnormalities increases as the age of patients increases, highest incidence were seen in 61-70 years age-group. Inflammatory smears were common in women with unhealthy cervix (p=0.0001), however difference in epithelial abnormalities between the two groups were statistically non-significant (p=0.248).
Conclusion: Inflammatory smears were higher among the women with unhealthy cervix in comparison to healthy cervix but the differences in epithelial abnormalities between the two groups were statistically non-significant. Hence this study emphasizes on the importance of universal screening of both the groups.
Keywords: Pap smear, Bethesda, Cervical erosion, Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (SIL).
Lalji G. Valiya, Seema N. Baxi. COMPARISON OF CONVENTIONAL CERVICAL CYTOLOGY IN WOMEN WITH HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY LOOKING CERVIX International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(15), August, 01-07
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