To evaluate the efficacy of the cytology as an initial diagnostic procedure and the ability to distinguish between benign & malignant lesions


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Author Details : Dupinder Kaur*, Pooja Agarwal

Volume : 8, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 64-67

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijpo.2021.013



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Abstract

Background & Method: The material for the present study comprised of examination of 1542 cervical/vaginal smear, taken from patients attending the out-patient Department of Obstretric & Gynaecology and further sent to Department of Pathology for cytomorphological analysis. The study is done in Department of Pathology.
Study Designed: Cross sectional observational study.
Result: Maximum number of atypical epithelial cells of uncertain significance were found in age group 21-40 years (76.5%).
Conclusion: The value of exfoliative vaginal cytology is undisputed today. The question arises about the feasibility of such study. The facilities for cytology being limited in our country, the needful and under privelaged population should also be taken into consideration in screening programmes. Post coital bleeding and sero-sanguinous discharge were the important symptoms associated with ASCUS and LSIL while bleeding per vaginum was the most important symptom associated with Squamous cell carcinoma.

Keywords: Cytology, Diagnostic, Benign & malignant lesions.


How to cite : Kaur D , Agarwal P , To evaluate the efficacy of the cytology as an initial diagnostic procedure and the ability to distinguish between benign & malignant lesions. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2021;8(1):64-67


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Article History

Received : 04-02-2021

Accepted : 13-02-2021

Available online : 20-02-2021


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