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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-55

Evaluation of cervical cytological abnormalities in Turkish population

Obstetrics and Gynecology Division, Maltepe University Medicine Faculty Hospital Atatürk Cad. Maltepe Istanbul, Turkey

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Aygen Celik
Obstetrics and Gynecology Division, Maltepe University Medicine Faculty Hospital Atatürk Cad. Çam Sok No. 3, 34843 Maltepe Istanbul
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.94856

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Introduction: Cervical cancer is one of the most common female malignancy with high mortality rates in developing countries. Our purpose was to determine the prevalence of cervical cytologic abnormalities in population (strict Islamic religious area) and the detection rate of epithelial abnormalities by cervical cytology (CC). Materials and Methods: A total of 32,026 conventional pap smear tests collected between January 2006 and January 2010 from three hospitals are retrospectively analyzed. Results: Total of 900 (2.8%) cases had epithelial abnormalities. The numbers and rates of epithelial abnormalities were as the followings: Atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance (ASCUS; n=615 [1.9%]); atypical squamous cell suspicious for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H; n=27 [0.1%]); atypical glandular cell of undetermined significance (AGUS; n=73 [0.2%]); low- grade squamous intraepitelial lesion (LSIL; n=147 [0.5%]); high- grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL; n=35 [0.1%]); and squamous cell carinoma (SCC; n=3 [0.0%]). Conclusion: The prevalence of cervical cytological abnormality in our study was 2.8%. Recently, some conflicting results from the same population were published. More prospective studies with larger numbers are needed.

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