Vaginal vault cytology tests: analysis of a decade of data from a UK tertiary centre

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H. Stokes-Lampard, S. Wilson, C. Waddell and L. Bentley Vaginal vault cytology tests: analysis of a decade of data from a UK tertiary centre Objectives: To examine temporal trends in the use of vault cytology tests in primary and secondary care and the demographics of those women tested. Methods: Retrospective analysis of routinely collected data concerning women who had a vault cytology test processed during a 10-year period (1 April 1995 to 31 March 2005) at Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust. Results: A total of 8457 vault cytology tests from 3164 women (range 1-17 tests, median = 2) were processed, representing approximately 2% of the cervical cytology workload of the Department of Cytopathology at Birmingham Women's Hospital. There was a significant reduction in annual numbers processed (Pearson correlation -0.958, P <0.001). Significant abnormalities (mild dyskaryosis or worse) were detected in 4.5%, with malignancy being detected in

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Original languageEnglish
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JournalCytopathology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010