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Harriet O. Smith and Luis A. Padilla Adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix: Sensitivity of detection by cervical smear Cancer Cytopathology 96

Version of Record online: 25 SEP 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10887

The sensitivity of routine cytologic screening for the detection of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) is comparable to that for high-grade squamous lesions (approximately 50%). Although the authors of the current study are cautiously optimistic that screening for AIS will reduce the incidence of invasive cervical carcinoma, population-based studies published to date continue to demonstrate a rise in adenocarcinoma incidence rates.

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