The Spectrum Of Cervical Cytological Abnormalities In Kuwait Using The Revised 2001 Bethesda System

Bhagavath, Prashantha (2014) The Spectrum Of Cervical Cytological Abnormalities In Kuwait Using The Revised 2001 Bethesda System. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 3 (39). pp. 9907-9912. ISSN 2278-4802

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Cervical carcinoma is one of the most common female malignancies in developing countries. There are few reports describing the profile of abnormal Pap smears from countries in the Middle East. The pattern of cervical intraepithelial lesions and carcinoma detected in Pap smears of women in Kuwait is reported. A total of 12800 cervical smears reported in the department of Pathology, Maternity Hospital, and ministry of Health were studied from January 2010 to December 2012. There were 523(4.12%) abnormal Pap smears. They were further classified as Atypical Squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) (118 cases, 0.93%), Atypical Squamous cells cannot exclude a HSIL (ASC-H) (24 cases, 0.19%), Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (LSIL) (172 cases, 1.35%), High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (HSIL) (91 cases, 0.72%) Squamous cell carcinoma (21cases, 0.17%) Atypical Glandular Cells (AGC-NOS) (53cases, 0.42%) Atypical Glandular Cells - favor neoplastic (23 cases, 0.18%) Endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ (01 case, 0.01%) Endocervical adenocarcinoma (01 case, 0.01%) Endometrial adenocarcinoma (19 cases, 0.15%). This study reveals the wide range of cervical epithelial cell abnormalities present in the population. The information provided in this study emphasizes the need for a national cervical screening program to estimate the actual magnitude of the problem, identify ‘at risk ’women and decrease the mortality from cervical cancer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adenocarcinoma; Cervical Cytology; Pap smears; Squamous cell carcinoma.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 04:24
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 04:24

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