At this time, please review the history, examination findings, results of hematologic and plasma biochemical profiles, radiographs (Figs 1 and 2), and cytologic smear
(Fig 3) and form a list of differential diagnoses before proceeding.
Liquid-based cervical cytologic smear
study and conventional Papanicolaou smears: A meta-analysis of prospective studies comparing cytologic diagnosis and sample adequacy.
The study, titled "Liquid-based cervical cytologic smear
study and conventional Papanicolaou smears: A metaanalysis of prospective studies comparing cytologic diagnosis and sample adequacy," by Bernstein et al.
Use of water-soluble gel in obtaining the cervical cytologic smear
The spontaneous abortion occurred in a patient who had a history of recurrent spontaneous abortions; she was in her first trimester, and she aborted 4 days after her cervical cytologic smear
with swab and spatula (Table 2).
Women with low-grade premalignant Pap smear results arc triaged based on cytologic findings alone and are not examined by colposcopy until a high-grade cytologic smear
In an attempt to establish the types of errors associated with cervical smears in this selected population, repeat cervical cytologic smear
slides of all biopsy-proven high-grade lesions were reviewed by one of the authors, a pathologist who regularly reads cytologic smears
at the study institution.
Women presenting for routine cervical cytologic screening and those who had previously had an atypical cytologic smear
The cytologic smear
at 4 months may show reparative changes, but no intervention is indicated unless there is clear-cut residual CIN.
Cervicography provides excellent ectocervical screening, and the cytologic smear
enables suitable endocervical screening.
The economic cost and risk of waiting three successive years for cytologic testing in an already defined noncompliant patient may exceed the cost for a single cytologic smear
A companion "direct-to-vial" study by Corkill et al (18) showed, in contrast to the results presented here, an equivalent rate of SBLB ec-, and they concluded that "it is expected that the rate of representing endocervical component will be maintained when the ThinPrep preparation method is used routinely in place of the conventional cytologic smear