Keywords : Conventional Pap test
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 3003-3007
Background: Cervical cancer worldwide is second only to breast cancer in incidence.
The present study compared liquid-based cytology and conventional cytology for
assessment of cervical pap smear.
Materials & Methods: 84 females aged 18- 60 years presenting with complaints of
abnormal vaginal discharge etc. were enrolled and specimen was collected for both
conventional pap smear (group I) and liquid based cytology (group II) then colposcopic
guided biopsy was performed.
Results: P/S findings were normal in 52 and abnormal in 20 cases. It was erosion Cx in
4, hypertrophied Cx in 4, hypertrophied Cx in 3, ulcer Cx in 1 and papillary growth in
1.68 cases in group I were normal and 16 abnormal and in 72 cases in group II were
normal and 12 were abnormal. Normalcases were 68 and 72, LSIL was 14 and 6, HSIL
was 7 and 3 and invasive Cawas 5 and 3 in group I and group II respectively.
Conclusion: Liquid Based Cytology is better than Conventional Pap test in detecting
preinvasive cervical lesions