Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 84-89
Study of Clinico-Cytological Profile of Female Patients from Rural Areas of Telangana Presenting to a Tertiary Care Centre with Gynecological Complaints
Dr. M. N. P. Charan Paul1, Dr. O. Sirisha2, Dr. V. Sailaja3, Dr. Veldurthy Vijay Sreedhar4, Dr. Kodali. Pavani5, Dr. T. Vani2
1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, 3Professor, 4Professor & H.O.D, 5Tutor,
Dept of Pathology, Bhaskar Medical College, Yenkapally(v), Moinabad(M), Telangana.
Corresponding Author: Dr. O. Sirisha
Introduction: Cancer cervix being the most common cancer of the female population in India needs early screening and interventions in high-risk females. Pap smears is the gold standard method of screening women of all ages for possible epithelial lesions of cervix which are precursor lesions of cancer cervix.
Objectives: 1. To observe the various gynecological symptoms in patients presenting to a tertiary care centre. 2. To correlate various demographic factors with their clinical symptoms. 3. To correlate their Pap smear findings with their signs & symptoms & various demographic factors.
Materials & Methods: In the present study, we assessed the clinical manifestations of females presenting to the Gynecology out- patient department and correlated the Pap smear findings with the symptoms and other demographic factors. Results: The most common age group was 40 – 49 years (42%). The most common presenting symptom (23%) was Abnormal/Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (AUB/DUB). Inflammatory smear was the most common diagnosis on pap-smears (52%). Epithelial lesions constituted 4% of the total cases. LSIL was the most common epithelial lesion.
Key words: screening, gold standard, precursor.