Introduction: Pap smear test for cervical cytology is the screening tool for early detection and timely intervention to prevent cervical cancer by diagnosing in its precursor stage.
Aims and objectives: Present study aims to evaluate the findings of pap smear with Bethesda system reporting and to compare it with other similar studies.
Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on 435 patients to evaluate all previously conducted cervical smears of patients who attended the outpatient department and smears sent to pathology department at the teaching tertiary care hospital during the period January 2018 to February 2019.
Results: Reporting was done according to Bethesda categories. Negative for intraepithelial lesions or malignancy (NILM) cases were the highest (62.75%) ‚ inadequate smear cases were 21.84%. Non specific inflammation category (24.83%) was the commonest category in NILM.
Conclusion: This study emphasized the importance of Pap smears screening for early detection of premalignant and malignant lesions of cervix. Epithelial cell abnormality is higher in post menopausal women so these should be the target group. Combination of cytology and HPV detection is beneficial for screening purpose.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ankur N Sarvaiya and Dr. Sanjay C Chauhan. Cervical smear cytopathological study in a tertiary care center. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2019; 2(1): 236-238. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2019.v2.i1d.33