Cervical dysplasia is the abnormal growth of cervical cells, usually with no symptoms. It has been linked to a sexually transmitted disease called human papillomavirus (genital warts). Mild cases of dysplasia usually resolve by themselves, while more severe cases require surgical removal of the abnormal cells.
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changes that occur in the cells on the surface of the cervix that usually precede the stages of cancer
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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 cervical cancer.The diagnosis of cervical dysplasia is made from the PAP smear. As a rule, cervical dysplasia is found in no mor
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A term which describes precancerous changes to the epithelial cells lining the cervix. The diagnosis is made from the microscopic examination of a PAP smear acquired tissue specimen. Less than 5% of all PAP smears will show cervical dysplasia. The peak incidence is in women 25 to 35 years of age. Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early
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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.
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Abnormal changes within the cells of the uterine cervix, which may be detected by a Pap smear. Changes may involve size, shape and/or growth pattern. Often times the condition will resolve on its own with no medical treatment, but not always. The condition is associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and is capable of progressing to cervica...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. dysplasia of the uterine cervix, epithelial atypia involving part or all of the thickness of cervical squamous epithelium, occurring most often in young women; appears to regress frequently, but may progress over a long period to carcinoma; severe dysplasia may be microscopically indistinguishable from carcinoma in situ.
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a state of early changes in the cervix detected from cervical smears.
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