Usefulness of Imprint Cytology in Cancer Cervix

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Author
1. Abha Singh
2. Jayanti Chandrakar
3. Ruchi Kishore
ISSN
0974-8938
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1703
Volume
11
Issue
4
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@2d62a448 ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@7339e21e ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@445c1b43
Article keywords
Cancer, Cervix, Cytology, Imprint

Abstract

Introduction: Tissue diagnosis in cancer cervix is much prior to its definitive management. Though histopathologic examination is accurate but it consumes time. Imprint cytology is a simple, quick and inexpensive diagnostic modality which can reduce the waiting period for management effectively. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of imprint cytology with histopathology in cancer cervix. Materials and methods: The study included 150 women with clinical diagnosis of cancer cervix. All women underwent punch biopsy from the cervical growth. Imprint cytology slides were prepared and tissue was then sent for histopathology examination. Result: The diagnostic accuracy of imprint cytology was 92% as compared to 98% for histopathology. The time taken for interpretation for imprint cytology was 1.5–2.5 hours while for histopathology, it was 7–10 days. Conclusion: Imprint cytology is a simple, rapid and inexpensive diagnostic modality with very good accuracy. It can effectively reduce the time in tissue diagnosis in cancer cervix.

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