- Cervical dysplasia
- Changes from normal in the cells lining the cervix of the uterus. Cervical dysplasia involves a sequence of cellular changes from mild to severe that are not yet cancerous but constitute the prelude to cancer of the cervix. The diagnosis of cervical dysplasia is made from the PAP smear. As a rule, cervical dysplasia is found in no more than 5% of PAP smears. The incidence peaks in women 25 to 35 years of age. Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, the early onset of sexual activity (before age 18), early childbearing (before age 16) and a history of an STD (a sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia, genital warts gonorrhea, genital herpes, and HIV). In a woman with HIV, the speed of changes in cervical dysplasia is accelerated. The treatment depends on the degree of dysplasia. It may include cryotherapy (freezing the area) and conization (removal of a cone of tissue from the cervix). The aim is to prevent full-fledged cervical cancer.
* * *dysplasia of cervix cellular deviations from the normal in the epithelium of the uterine cervix, which may begin as basal cell hyperplasia and progress through more disorderly epithelial changes toward anaplasia; it is considered a precursor to carcinoma.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Cervical cancer — Classification and external resources Histopathologic image (H E stain) of carcinoma in situ, stage 0. ICD 10 C … Wikipedia
Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D06, N87 ICD 9 … Wikipedia
Dysplasia — (from Greek, roughly: bad formation ) is a term used in pathology to refer to an abnormality in maturation of cells within a tissue. This generally consists of an expansion of immature cells, with a corresponding decrease in the number and… … Wikipedia
Cervical incompetence — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N88.3 ICD 9 622.5 … Wikipedia
Cervical polyp — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N84.1 ICD 9 219 … Wikipedia
Cervical rib — Classification and external resources ICD 10 Q76.5 ICD … Wikipedia
Cervical conization — Intervention ICD 9 CM 67.2 Cervical conization (CPT codes 57520(Cold Knife) and 57522(Loop Excision)) refers to a biopsy of the cervix in which a cone shaped sample of tissue is removed from the … Wikipedia
Dysplasia — Abnormal in form. From the Greek dys (bad, disordered, abnormal) and plassein (to form). For example, retinal dysplasia is abnormal formation of the retina during embryonic development. * * * Abnormal tissue development. SEE ALSO: heteroplasia.… … Medical dictionary
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia — (CIN) cellular changes in the cervix of the uterus preceding the invasive stages of cervical cancer. The CIN grading system distinguishes three stages: CIN 1 (mild dysplasia); CIN 2 (moderate dysplasia); and CIN 3 (severe dysplasia, carcinoma… … Medical dictionary
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia — CIN cellular changes in the cervix of the uterus preceding the invasive stages of cervical cancer. The CIN grading system distinguishes three stages: CIN 1 (mild dysplasia); CIN 2 (moderate dysplasia); and CIN 3 (severe dysplasia, carcinoma in… … The new mediacal dictionary