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Abnormal cervical smears

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Published in print July 2014 | ISBN: 9780199651399
Published online October 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191787768 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0058
Abnormal cervical smears

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In England, women between the ages of 25 and 64 years are invited to attend for cervical screening. The frequency of screening intervals is every 3 years for women aged 25–49 years and every 5 years for women between the ages of 50 and 64 years. Cervical cytological screening aims to identify dyskaryotic cells arising from the transformation zone of the cervix. The conventional Papanicolaou method has recently been replaced by liquid-based cytology that has the advantage of using the same specimen for cytological and HPV testing. The chapter covers cervical cytology, and the management and follow-up of abnormal smears.

Chapter.  787 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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