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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Pap smear examination- its utility in various cervical lesions


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Author Details: Vaddatti Tejeswini, P Premalatha

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 242

Article End Page : 246


Abstract

Introduction: The leading cause of death in Indian women is cervical malignancy. The rate of mortality can be reduced by early detection by a sensitive method like cervical cytology.
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore various non-infectious, benign and malignant cervical lesion and to establish the utility of pap smear examination in screening cervical lesions.
Materials and Methods: This study was carried out at a tertiary care hospital during January 2013 to June 2013. Two hundred and ten pap smears were screened for various lesions. The age group ranged from 18 years to 70 years.
Results: Out of 210 pap smears examined, predominant age group was in between 20-40 years. The inflammatory lesions accounted for 94.3% and premalignant and malignant lesions for 5.7%.
Conclusions: Pap smear examination is an easily available and cost effective method for screening various cervical lesions.