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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1987;8(2):18-22.
Published online February 1, 1987.
일부 도시지역 주민의 자궁경부 질환에 대한 세포학적 검사의 의의
황의정 이원근 최광원 김순덕 홍명호
고려대학교의과대학 가정의학과
Among the Korean, the carcinoma of the cervix is the most common malignant tumor of female. Papanicolaou smear has been proper tool to detect early cervical cancer and it has been evaluated as effective method to reduce the morbidity and mortality from such a cervical cancer. Pap smear has performed for 362 participants as periodic health examination in the part of urban community in Seoul territory from January 1986 to July 1986. All of those objectives voluntarily from participate this study were sexually active or have been sexually active.
1. Age distribution of participants: 58 cases (16%) were 20~29 years, 175 cases (48.3%) were 30~39 years, 95 cases (26.3%) were 40~49 years, 32 cases (8.8%) were 50~59 years, 2 cases (0.6%) were 60~69 years. The largest age group was 30~49 years (74.6%)
2. Abnormal cytologic rates were 4 cases (1.2%), 2 cases (0.6%) were class III, 2 cases (0.6%) were class IV.
3. The cytologic evidence of cervicitis was 26.5%, however the above cytologic evidence has not been compatible with clinical manifestation.
4. The author has found 7 cases (1.9%) of cervical polyps accidentally during pelvic examination, however there was no cytologic abnormality on Pap smear.
5. Among 362 participants, women who were previously taken Pap smear were 41.7%.
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