Glandular prediction: the pride and the prejudice


Christine Waddell, Cytopathology Laboratory, Birmingham Women's Healthcare NHS Trust, Metchley Park Road, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK.
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For the cytologist and clinician alike, glandular lesions pose possibly the greatest challenge in cervical screening. Worldwide, with increasing confidence in cytological prediction, terminology is evolving. In the UK, with the adoption of liquid based methods, the technical aspects of cervical cytology are being addressed, it is now time to standardise our terminology in glandular reporting. Consideration of the cytological complexity, clinical needs and international protocols is essential in this endeavour.