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Study on pap smear and coloposcopy in unhealthy cervix in women

M Suguna, A Rajeshwar, Sujatha Pasula.


Background: Carcinoma of cervix account approximately 5% of women being curable by screening it attains importance in diagnosis.

Aims & Objective: To study pap smear and colposcopy in unhealthy cervix in women.

Materials and Methods: Women with abnormal appearance of cervix were inspection and evaluated by cytology, colposcopy and colposcopically directed biopsies.

Results: Cytology 4% were normal, 76% had inflammatory smears, 13% had dysplasia and 1% were positive for malignancy. On colposcopic examination 18% were normal 46% had Squamous metaplasia, 32% had atypical transformation zone, 2% had frank invasion 25 were unsatisfactory.

Conclusion: Majority of the women are of 30-40 years, multigravida, low socioeconomic, married and with most common symptom of white discharge.

Key words: Carcinoma of Cervix; Pap Smear; Colposcopy

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