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NOMENCLATURE OF PRECANCEROUS SQUAMOUS LESIONS OF CERVIX

NOMENCLATURE OF PRECANCEROUS SQUAMOUS LESIONS OF CERVIX

The nomenclature of precancerous lesions of the cervix has undergone several changes. in the past four decades. No classification is free of drawbacks and universally accepted. However, attempts are being made to bring about a uniformity of terminology which can be interpreted and understood by the colposcopists, cytologists and the histopathologists.

Reagan et al. (1953) introduced the term “dysplasia” for atypical hyperplasia of cervical epithelium.Later Reagan et al. (1957) divided dysplasia into four categories of mild, moderate and severe dysplasia for early lesions depending upon the severity and “carcinoma-in-situ” (CIS) for lesions that showed alteration of full thickness of epithelium.P This nomenclature was widely accepted and recommended by WHO (1973).60 However, this classification implied that dysplastic lesions were not premalignant; only CIS meant preneoplasia, indicating two separate processes. Therefore,

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Dr. Usha B. Saraiya
“Suneeta”, 11 B.G. Kher Marg
Malbar Hill, Mumbai-400006
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E-mail:ushasaraiya@hotmail.com

Dr. Usha Saraiya has been a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Bombay University. She started a Cytology

 

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Dr. V. Ramesh, Head Dept of Dermatology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi  & President

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