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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology
Year : 2016, Volume : 3, Issue : 2
First page : ( 242) Last page : ( 246)
Print ISSN : 2394-6784. Online ISSN : 2394-6792.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2394-6792.2016.00047.8

Pap smear examination-its utility in various cervical lesions

Tejeswini Vaddatti1,*, Premalatha P2

1Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, NRI Medical College, Guntur

2Professor & HOD, Dept. of Pathology, NRI Medical College, Guntur

*Corresponding Author: Email: raghavortho@gmail.com

Online published on 10 October, 2016.



The leading cause of death in Indian women is cervical malignancy. The rate of mortality can be reduced by early detection by a sensitive method like cervical cytology.


The aim of this study was to explore various non-infectious, benign and malignant cervical lesion and to establish the utility of pap smear examination in screening cervical lesions.

Materials and Methods

This study was carried out at a tertiary care hospital during January 2013 to June 2013. Two hundred and ten pap smears were screened for various lesions. The age group ranged from 18 years to 70 years.


Out of 210 pap smears examined, predominant age group was in between 20–40 years. The inflammatory lesions accounted for 94.3% and premalignant and malignant lesions for 5.7%.


Pap smear examination is an easily available and cost effective method for screening various cervical lesions.


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