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May 2018 Vol. 6 No.5

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 6(5) pp. 173-177, May, 2018 

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Original Research Article

Comparing Pap Test Results With Cervical Biopsy Findings (Histo-Cyto Correlation) and cause of discrepancies


Enaam M. Junainah, MD


Pathology department, Taif University, KSA, Taifalhawia, P.O.Box 888

E-mail: mennastar3@hotmail.com

Accepted May 07, 2018




Comparing the histologic findings in a cervical biopsy with an antecedent Pap smear whose cytological findings led to the biopsy procedure is an important component of quality diagnostic pathology. When Pap smear and biopsy results correlate which they do most of the time they reassure pathologist, clinician, and patient that good screening testing has led to appropriate medical follow-up. When there is lack of correlation between histology and cytology, the aim of this study is to identify the discrepant between PAP smear and corresponding colposcopicic biopsy. An attempt to explain the discrepancy by the laboratory and pathologist assists in the proper follow-up and care for the patient. While a minor discrepancy in the histo-cyto correlation may not particularly press the need to review the cytology and histology concurrently in all cases, those cases where non-correlation occurs absolutely require Histology-Cytology Correlation in order to plan patient care. This study was undertaken to find out the discrepancies of an abnormal Pap smear. Data was collected from different hospital of a developing country, and to carry out a clinic pathological and demographical analysis for establishing abnormality in a Pap smear, compared to colposcopy biopsy final diagnosis.

Keywords: Cyto/histologic discrepancies, Cervical Cytology and Histology way for improvement






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