In the United States, the updated classification of The Bethesda System (TBS 2001) combined the various categories of cervical cytology. The TBS 2001 introduced two important subgroups of ASC (atypical squamous cells) and AGC (atypical glandular cells) diagnostic categories. The authors aim was to classify the AGC cytological diagnoses according to the TBS 2001, carry out a follow up and retrospective cyto-histological comparison. AGC diagnosis was made in 174 cases (0,32%) of 53570 cervical smeare. AGC-NOS P3 was found in 124 patients (0,23%) while, AGC Favor Neoplastic P4 in 23 (0,04%), AIS P4 in 2 (0,003%) and adenocarcinoma P5 in 25 (0,05%) cases. Histological data were available in 31 of the AGC NOS P3 cases, and proved negative in 84% (specificity 78%, PPV16%). Histology of AGC FN P4 lesions was benign in 28% (specificity 50%, PPV 72%). Out of 23 adenocarcinoma P5 histology was performed 83% and all were malignant The AGC cervical cytologycal categories are very important from diagnostic point of view and the patients must always be informed regarding these reports.
|Translated title of the contribution||AGC (atypical glandular cell) (TBS 2001) cytological-histological study|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Magyar Noorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 27 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology