Pap smear

Known as: pap tests, Papanicolaou smear, Smears, Vaginal 
A procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix for examination under a microscope. It is used to detect cancer and changes that may lead to… (More)
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2015
Review
2015
Microscopic evaluation of the types of cells present in vaginal smears has long been used to document the stages of the estrous… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
INTRODUCTION Cervical cancer is one of the commonest cancers in women worldwide. Despite the existence of effective screening… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Immunosuppression results in a higher incidence of cervical dysplasia compared with healthy controls. We… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 cause 60%-70% of cervical cancer worldwide, and other HPV types cause… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Invasive cervical carcinomas almost invariably carry extra copies of chromosome arm 3q, resulting in a gain of the human… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND The appropriate management of women with minor cytologic lesions in their cervix is unclear. We performed a meta… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Botswana. Little is known about women's use of Papanicolaou (Pap… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
Pathophysiological parameters such as vascular density and tissue oxygen pressure can influence tumor malignancy and patient… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Carcinoma of the cervix is one of the most common malignancies. Papanicolaou (Pap) smear tests have reduced mortality by up to 70… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
The purpose of the study was to examine intercenter variability in the interpretation of Gram-stained vaginal smears from… (More)
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