Cytopathological pattern of cervical Pap smear according to the Bethesda system in Southwestern Saudi Arabia.

@article{Elhakeem2005CytopathologicalPO,
  title={Cytopathological pattern of cervical Pap smear according to the Bethesda system in Southwestern Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Howaida A Elhakeem and Abdulhameed S Al-Ghamdi and Jaudah Al-Maghrabi},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={588-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Cervical carcinoma is an important women's health problem worldwide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the abnormal cytological entities detected by cervical Pap smear in Al-Baha region of KSA, to reclassify the cytological findings according to the recently recommended Bethesda system and to discuss the significance of Pap smear's screening programs. METHODS A retrospective study was designed to review the Pap smears from the archives of the Department of Pathology, King Fahad… CONTINUE READING