LSIL/ASC-H (LSIL-H) in Cervicovaginal Smear: Histopathological Outcomes and Clinical Significance


Işık Kaygusuz E., Çetiner H., ŞAHİN D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, vol.27, no.1, pp.46-50, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5146/tjpath.2010.01045
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-50
  • Keywords: Vaginal smears, Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, SQUAMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESION, ASC-H, HSIL, CATEGORY, TERMINOLOGY
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Conventional Pap smears exhibiting unequivocal features of 'low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion' (LSIL) are occasionally mixed with some cells suspicious for, but not diagnostic of 'high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion' (HSIL) on daily routine. The 2001 Bethesda System does not address the significance of such cytological entities. We have referred to these changes in our laboratory as 'LSIL, atypical squamous cells cannot exclude HSIL' (LSIL/ASC-H). In this study, we aimed to compare the cytology and biopsy results of LSIL/ ASC-H to LSIL, ASC-H and HSIL.