Adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix : Sensitivity of detection by cervical smear (pages 330–337)
Meike Schoolland, Amanda Segal, Stephen Allpress, Alina Miranda, Felicity A. Frost and Gregory F. Sterrett
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10886
For each of 2 laboratories, approximately 50% of the cervical smears examined in the 36 months before a biopsy diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) of the cervix were reported to demonstrate possible or definite AIS by cytology. The results were similar or slightly better for AIS combined with a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, and in the authors' opinion represent encouraging baseline data regarding this little-studied aspect of diagnosis.
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