Comparative Study of VCE and Cervical Scraping Pap Smear

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Banchong Udomthavornsuk
Nipa Kanjanavirojkul
Pisake Lumbiganon
Prasit Pengsaa
Somporn Pothinam

Abstract

Comparative study of VCE and cervical scraping Pap smears of the uterine cervices was done in 470 OPD cases in Srinagarind Hospital from October 1987 to January 1990.  The cervical scraping Pap smear had low sensitivity in detecting endocervical cells and atypical cells when compared with the VCE technique (34.7% and 23.3% respectively), but had high sensitivity in detecting dysplastic cells (72.7%).  However, in the VCE slides the cervical scraping parts © were the most sensitive parts to detect dysplastic cells.

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