IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 24 / Issue 1 / pii/1997009

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 46 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Original Research

Cervical cytology in adolescence

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1 Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Crete, Greece
2 Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Heraklion, Greece
3 Laboratory of Virology, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1997, 24(1), 28–30;
Published: 10 March 1997

The prevalence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in young women is increasing worldwide. Frequency of the abnormal Papanicolau smears was examined in sexually active young females aged 13 to 19 years. The smears were reported as within normal limits or with benign cellular changes due to inflammation in 96.2% of cases, The cytological changes were related in 2.5% of cases of HPV infection, in 1.0% of cases to CIN I and in 0.3% of cases to CIN IL These results show a frequency of 3.8% of abnormal smears.

Papanicolaou smear
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