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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2019, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part D

One year retrospective analysis of PAP smears-from a tertiary hospital in Tamil Nadu
Author(s): Dr. Chippy Tess Mathew, Dr. Uma Maheswari and Dr. Arthi Ramu
Abstract: Introduction: Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in India and worldwide, it usually takes 3–7 years for high-grade changes in cervical cells to become cancer. There are many effective screening tests for cervical cancer. PAP smear is one such test
Aim: To analyse the pap smears done in our hospital for a period of one year
Objectives: 1). To determine the percentage of abnormal smears detected 2). To analyse the myriad of findings in a PAP smear.
Materials and methods: It is a Retrospective Observational study, Data was collected from the PAP smears taken in the Gynaecology department outpatients and master health check-up of our hospital. Data was collected for a period of one year from January 2017 to December 2017.
Results: Around 2333 PAP smears were analyzed over a period of one year, of it 885 was from our OPD and 1448 was from the master health check-up, the detection of precancerous lesion was 1.2%, in addition to detecting pre-cancerous lesions, additional information showed a variety of infections like a Candida, Trichomonas, Actinomyces, etc.
Conclusion: Cytology based screening is one of the most cost effective and easy method of cervical cancer screening.
Pages: 234-237 | 841 Views | 180 Downloads
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Chippy Tess Mathew, Dr. Uma Maheswari, Dr. Arthi Ramu. One year retrospective analysis of PAP smears-from a tertiary hospital in Tamil Nadu. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2019;3(4):234-237. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2019.v3.i4d.320
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology