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Prevalence rate and pattern of cervical cytological changes in female patients of District Hospital.
Umbreen Naz, Muhammad Mudassar Ashraf, Abid Rashid, Muhammad Adnan Sarwar, Bilal Aslam, Neelma Ashraf
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This observational interventional study was conducted at Department of Gynecology, Allied/DHQ Civil Hospital, Faisalabad from 01st April 2017 to 30th Sep 2017with an objective to assess the frequency and cytological pattern of abnormal pap-smear in women visiting Hospitaloutpatient. Among females between 20 – 65 years of age,Pap-smear test was performed from the transformation zone. Atotal 68.75% females were noted with pap-smear abnormalities, of which 60% patients were found to have inflammatory changes and remaining 8.75% patients had cytology for malignant or premalignant changes. Among patients showing pre-malignant and malignant changes 42.85% patients were CIN I (LSIL), 28.57% patients were CIN II (HSIL), 21.42 % patients were CIN III (HSIL) and 7.14% patients were with invasive cancer.

Conclusion: High prevalence rateof abnormal pap smear and of pre-invasive cervical cytological changes particularly with low grade have been observed as compared to the literature values.

Keywords: Cervix, Pap smear, Lesion, Neoplastic, Invasive, Transformation zone, Abnormal, Dyskaryosis, Inflammatory.

How to Cite This:

Naz U, Ashraf MM, Rashid A, Sarwar MA, Aslam B, Ashraf N. Prevalence rate and pattern of cervical cytological changes in female patients of District Hospital.Isra Med J. 2020; 12(2): 99-102.

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