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Value of duplicate smears in cervical cytology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6945018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The cytologic accuracy, sources of error and value of duplicate samples were studied in 87 women simultaneously biopsied for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Separately evaluated by two laboratories, correlation with biopsy was 70% for the first cytology and 67% for the second. Discrepant cytologies were reciprocally reviewed in error analysis. The sources of error were cytologic sampling (10.9%), evaluation (5.8%) and both (4.0%). Attention is directed to the high proportion of cases (15%) in which sampling error was a factor; awareness of this observation is necessary in patient management. The duplicate second cytology was of substantial value in 7% of the cases and helpful in an additional 3.5%; both figures are lower than in recent reports. If errors in evaluation or evaluation sampling are held to a 10% level, routine duplicate studies may not be justified.
Authors:
J R Davis; W M Hindman; S H Paplanus; D C Trego; J L Wiens; T N Suciu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cytologica     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0001-5547     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cytol.     Publication Date:    1981 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-24     Completed Date:  1981-11-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370307     Medline TA:  Acta Cytol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Carcinoma in Situ / diagnosis*
False Negative Reactions
Female
Humans
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia / diagnosis
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Vaginal Smears*

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