Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 1997  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125--7

Nucleolar organizer regions in neoplastic and non-neoplastic epithelium of the cervix.


J Agarwal, J K Gupta 
 Department of Pathology, Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital, Allahabad

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J Agarwal
Department of Pathology, Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital, Allahabad

Argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions (Ag NORs) were counted in biopsies from 203 cases of various lesions of the cervix. The mean number of Ag NORs per nucleus was significantly higher in CIN (4.05 +/- 0.04) and malignancy (5.50 +/- 0.65) as compared to squamous metaplasia (1.74 +/- 0.32) and chronic cervicitis (1.54 +/- 0.42). Adenocarcinomas had higher Ag NOR counts compared to other carcinomas. Estimation of Ag NORs can be helpful in distinguishing benign lesions from CIN and malignancy of the cervix.


How to cite this article:
Agarwal J, Gupta J. Nucleolar organizer regions in neoplastic and non-neoplastic epithelium of the cervix. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 1997;40:125-7


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Agarwal J, Gupta J. Nucleolar organizer regions in neoplastic and non-neoplastic epithelium of the cervix. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 1997 [cited 2021 Apr 16 ];40:125-7
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