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Cytopathology. 1997 Feb;8(1):20-6.

A study to determine the underlying reason for abnormal glandular cytology and the formulation of a management protocol.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sharoe Green Hospital, Preston, UK.


A retrospective review is presented of 89 patients with glandular dyskaryosis in order to formulate a management protocol. Fifteen patients had cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) without glandular abnormality (17%). One patient had adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix and one patient had vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) grade III. Twenty-two patients had endometrial carcinoma (24.5%) and 11 patients had cervical carcinoma (12.5%). Of the patients presenting with post-menopausal bleeding as well as having glandular dyskaryosis, 69% had a gynaecological malignancy. In conclusion, colposcopy and out-patient endometrial sampling are recommended in all cases. Patients with abnormal endometrial sampling require hysteroscopy. Cone biopsy is necessary to exclude occult glandular disease if cytology remains abnormal despite negative colposcopy and sampling.

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