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

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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 fr...

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10.1258/jms.2008.008069

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of medical screening
Volume:
15
Issue:
4
Pages:
188-198
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1475-5793
ISSN:
0969-1413
URN:
uuid:af2ec45d-aa3a-4f98-b76a-736e1a62fbca
Source identifiers:
34536
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pubs:34536

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