Adenocarcinoma in Situ of the Cervix: Sensitivity of Detection by Cervical Smear: Will Cytologic Screening for Adenocarcinoma in Situ Reduce Incidence Rates for Adenocarcinoma?

Harriet O. Smith, Luis A. Padilla

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The sensitivity of routine cytologic screening for the detection of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) is comparable to that for high-grade squamous lesions (approximately 50%). Although the authors of the current study are cautiously optimistic that screening for AIS will reduce the incidence of invasive cervical carcinoma, population-based studies published to date continue to demonstrate a rise in adenocarcinoma incidence rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 25 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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