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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-106

Cervical cytology screening in Calcutta and adjoining areas with special reference to carcinoma of the uterine cervix.


Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Centre, Calcutta

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A Roy
Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Centre, Calcutta

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PMID: 2102897

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A total of 1232 female subjects including 100 prostitutes from Calcutta and adjoining areas in the age group of 21-70 years were screened for cervical pathology according to the method of Papanicolaou. Of 1232 examined, 815 were found to have smears with normal cellular cytology (66.15%). The others were grouped into dysplasia (18.4%) and inflammatory (15.4%) according to the cytomorphological characteristics of the exfoliated cells. The findings though revealed more cases of cervical dysplasia in women with early marriage, early childbirth, high parity and multiple sexual partners, it failed to support the smegma theory of cervical carcinoma. This study also showed a number of inflammatory cervical smears in women coming from low socio-economic group.


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