Correlation Of Cervical Pap Smear With Colposcopic And Histopathological Findings In Lesions Of Cervix

Authors

  • Divya G
  • Shanmuga priya
  • Madhumita Paleri
  • Eswari V

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.03.151

Keywords:

Carcinoma cervix, conventional pap smear, colposcopic findings, histopathological diagnosis.

Abstract

Introduction: Cervical cancer is said to be the second most common malignancy among the Indian female population. The implementation of cervical cytology using conventional Papanicolaou Smears in tertiary care centres, supported by colposcopy and histopathological evaluation can easily be able to identify premalignant lesions and early stage malignancy.
Materials and methods: This is a prospective study which included a total of 100 patients who underwent conventional Papsmear followed by colposcopy guided cervical biopsy. Colposcopic findings and pap smear interpretation were correlated with the final histopathological report to assess the sensitivity, specificity, predictive value and accuracy.
Results: In this study, sensitivity of colposcopic biopsies was 87.5%when compared to conventional Pap smears which was 83.3% . The accuracy of pap smear and colposcopic cervical biopsy in detecting cervical lesions in our study showed 82% and 91% respectively.
Conclusion: Cervical cytology and colposcopy showed high accuracy of 82% and 91% along with high sensitivity and specificity suggesting the need for extensive screening programmes that implement both these methods in the detection of premalignant and malignant lesions of the cervix.

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2022-10-01

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Correlation Of Cervical Pap Smear With Colposcopic And Histopathological Findings In Lesions Of Cervix. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 13(3), 968-973. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.03.151