Only a small fraction of high-grade cervical lesions are discovered after an interpretation of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance when using imager-assisted, liquid-based Papanicolaou tests and the Bethesda 2001 system
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Our data show that we can now more-reliably predict high-grade dysplasia on routine Papanicolaou tests. Only a small fraction of histologically confirmed CIN 2/3 cases are found following a Papanicolaou test diagnosis of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.