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This study was undertaken to determine the spectrum of cervical cytology in Warri to equip relevant authorities with baseline data for management of its populace.
The data for this study were obtained from the records of patients seen in consultation by the Department of Histopathology, Central Hospital Warri during the 10-year period. Relevant clinical information including age and sex were extracted from the available cyto-pathology records
The results showed that 84(11%) cases were unsatisfactory for cytologic assessment. Most of the samples revealed no intraepithelial malignancy or lesion (76%) and majority of these were normal (61%). The ectocervical epithelial abnormality predominantly recorded were ASC-H (34%) with most of these disposed within the sixth decade of life. The next most common groups were HSIL(27%), LSIL (20%) and ASCUS (19%) with most lesions occurring in the 6th decade of life. Eight cases of atypical glandular epithelium (AGC) were observed while a case of adenocarcinoma insitu and two cases of adenocarcinoma were recorded.
An audit of the outcomes of the papanicolaou tests for the uterine cervix of consults received in the cytopathology unit of the pathology department of Central Hospital Warri within a period of ten years has been demonstrated.
Key words: Cytology, Cervix, Pathology,Warri
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