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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

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LOPEZ-ALEGRIA, Fanny et al. Algoritmos de derivación y confirmación diagnóstica de citología cervical atípica: desafíos para la actualización. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2012, vol.77, n.4, pp.322-328. ISSN 0717-7526.

The National Research and Control of Cervical Cancer in Chile had contributed to the sustained decline in mortality from cervical cancer. The exfoliative cytology of the cervix has been to reduce this mortality, which is not without uncertain results. The smears classified as atypical are considered ambiguous by the presence of cellular abnormalities difficult to determine, resulting in a diagnosis of uncertain probability. The literature, both nationally and internationally, is widespread interest to unify the nomenclature cervical cytology and the support of the derivation algorithms for the clinical management of women with cytologic abnormalities cervical and cervical cancer precursor lesions. Therefore, it is relevant to perform studies the provide updated epidemiological clinical evidence, to optimize the performance of the National Program for the achievement of health objectives for the period 2011-2020.

Keywords : Pap test; atypical smear; atypical squamous cells; algorithm.

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