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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
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EVALUATION OF THE CERVICO-VAGINAL CYTOLOGY SMEARS IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by C. Ülgüt, L. Păiuşan, P. Deme   
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Article Title: EVALUATION OF THE CERVICO-VAGINAL CYTOLOGY SMEARS IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN
Authors: C. Ülgüt, L. Păiuşan, P. Deme
Affiliation: “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad
Abstract: Hormone-related cancers account for almost 30% of all cancer cases. Thanks to the continuous desquamation of cervical epithelium and maintenance of the estrogen responsiveness to old age, cervical-vaginal smears can be a means to study the activity of estrogen in the body because they are the only hormone able to determine the complete differentiation of cervical epithelium. This paper aims to highlight and explain, according to the latest data from the literature, cytological appearance of cervico-vaginal smears of postmenopausal women. Study was conducted at Departament of Pathology of the Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology "Salvator Vuia" Arad during 2007-2013. In 40% of the cases analyzed, there was a non-atrophic cervical smear, superficial and intermediate type, and in 60% of cases, atrophic cervical smears, basal and parabasal type. The ability of estrogen to stimulate the development of hormone-injury is a certainty, endocrine therapy is widely used to counteract the tumorigenic effects of estrogen. The etiology of hormone-related lesions in the female reproductive tract is not known, however an important role in the development of the disease that is played by long acting estrogen unopposed by the progestogen.
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