Title: Study of cervical smears by conventional method using Bethesda System 2014 for reporting: a study of 620 cases
Authors: Dr Meena Mittal, Prof. Dr C. V. Kulkarni, Dr Khushboo Likhar
Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the abnormal cytological entities detected by cervical Pap smear, to classify the cytological findings according to the recently recommended Bethesda system and to discuss the significance of Pap smears screening programs.
Materials and Methods: The present study was done over a period of one year from January 2015 to December 2015, in the Department of Pathology, M. Y. Hospital, Indore. During this period, a total of 620 pap smears obtained from females were examined. Slides were reported according to The 2014 Bethesda System.
Results: In the present study, 620 pap smears were analyzed, out of which normal smears 141 (22.74%), Bengin cellular changes 435 cases (70.16%) and epithelial cell abnormality 13 cases (2.10%) are appreciated.
Conclusion: Pap smear is a highly effective screening method for screening cervical lesions. The 2014 Bethesda system has helped to accurately classify the cervical lesions making the screening of cervical cancer more precise. Pap smear is simple, less expensive diagnostics tool suitable for implementation in India.
Keywords: Cervical cancer, Pap smear, Bethesda system.