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Normal endometrial cells in cervical cytology: systematic review of prevalence and relation to significant endometrial pathology.

Canfell, Karen; Kang, Yoon Jung; Clements, Mark; Moa, Aye M; Beral, Valerie


Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of normal endometrial cells (NECs) and the proportion of NECs associated with significant endometrial pathology in conventional and liquid-based cytology (LBC) cervical smears; and to assess the association between NECs and clinical symptoms in women with endometrial hyperplasia or carcinoma. Methods: Systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of prevalence and proportion data. The review was confined to studies reporting on NECs in smears from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Screening
DOI: 10.1258/jms.2008.008069


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