Analysis of cervical smears obtained within three years of the diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer.

@article{Kristensen1991AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of cervical smears obtained within three years of the diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer.},
  author={Gunnar Balle Kristensen and K D Skyggebjerg and Berit H\olund and Kirsten Holm and Mette Kaas Hansen},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1991},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={47-50}
}
The cytologic histories of 376 women presenting with invasive carcinoma of the cervix were analyzed. In total, 202 (53.7%) of these women had had 355 smears taken during the three years preceding presentation. All 320 smears with an original cytologic diagnosis of less than cancer were reviewed. The original cytologic diagnosis was low in 95 (30.6%) of 310 adequate smears. Originally, 96 (30.9%) of the adequate smears were evaluated as negative; at review, only 55 (17.5%) of the adequate smears… CONTINUE READING