International Journal of Applied Science - Research and Review Open Access

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Incidence of Non-Neoplastic Cervical Pathologies Recorded at a Medical College

Purnima Poste

The present study was undertaken to study the incidence of nonneoplastic cervical lesions recorded at a pathology center of a medical institution over a period of three years (June 2008 to May 2011). The period of study from June 2008 to May 2009 was retrospective and from June 2009 to May 2011 was prospective. A total of 1260 cases were studied which formed the significant part of surgical pathology specimens received at the department. Of the 1260 cervical specimens, inflammatory lesions formed the major part 74.20% followed by cervical malignancies (13.01%). The non-inflammatory cervical glandular lesions constituted 1.19%. Chronic nonspecific cervicitis was the most common lesion recorded in 793 out of 935 inflammatory lesions (84.82%). Chronic nonspecific cervicitis in the age range of 30-60 years was detected mostly in patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, PID, prolapse of uterus and fibroid uterus, followed by papillary endocervicitis. Among non-neoplastic glandular lesions, tunnel clusters were commonly seen in the age group of 30-50 years, followed by microglandular hyperplasia and diffuse laminar endocervical hyperplasia. The results are compared with the other studies for relative incidence of the observed lesions in the population.