The clinical significance of ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) remains undetermined. In a variety of cases, it is possible to identify an underlying neoplastic squamous lesion. With the aim of establishing some rationale basis for management, we have evaluated the history and the follow-up of 137 woman diagnosed with ASCUS. These woman were distributed into two groups, with or without history of SIL (30 and 107 woman, respectively); 38 woman did not come to the control. In general, the rate was 30.3% for low grade SIL (squamous intraepithelial lesions) and 6.1% for high grade SIL. In both groups the rate of low and high grade SIL was similar. In our opinion, women that are diagnosed with ASCUS must be submitted to colposcopic exams independently of their history.
|Journal||European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Feb 2000|
- Clinical significance