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PREOPERATIVE CERVICAL CYTOLOGY IN ENDOMETRIAL CARCINOMA

Keywords: endometrial carcinoma , cervical cytology

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Wc studied the correlation between preoperative cervical cytology, postoperative clinicopathologic findings, and sites of metastasis from SO surgically staged patients with endometrial carcinoma Tliirty-faur patients (68%), liad normal cervical cytology, ami 16(32%) had malignant preoperative cervical cytology. Malignant cervical smears were statistically correlated with surgical stage (P = 0.001), histopathology (P =0.010), tumor grade (P = 0.012), depth of myomctrial tumor invasion (P = 0.001), cervical involvement (P - 0.01), lymph node metastases (P = 0.002), and andcxal metastases (P = 0.012). Our study imiicatcs that positive preoperative cervical cytology itself docs not appear to be an independent prognostic factor and probably shouhl not influence treatment decisions in endometrial cancer.

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