Medical Practice

Gynaecological Abnormalities Found at a Cytology Clinic

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: (Published 26 October 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:218
  1. Diana Edwards


    A survey was made of abnormalities found on pelvic examination of 2,656 women who attended for cervical smears in the three years 1967-9. Eight women had malignant cells in their smears, and 68 women pelvic tumours, four of them malignant. Severe vulvitis was common in women over 46. Many of the women who had non-malignant conditions were treated though they had no complaints. They were among the most appreciative and subsequently sought out the clinic staff to thank them. It is important that a full examination should be made by an experienced gynaecologist.

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