• Users Online: 40
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-39

Clinicopathological correlation of endometrial aspiration cytology in women with infertility


Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavita Mardi
Set No 14, Type VI Quarters, IAS Colony, Meheli, Shimla - 171 009, Himachal Pradesh
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijcpc.ijcpc_10_20

Rights and Permissions

Background: Infertility is a common problem for which the couple seeks gynecological consultation. Endometrial aspiration cytology (EAC) has emerged as a minimally invasive and cost-effective diagnostic procedure for assessing the endometrial status of these patients that can aid in the high-burden and resource-limited settings. Aims: The study was conducted to evaluate the utility of EAC in women with infertility, and the cytological diagnosis was correlated with the histopathology. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients presenting with infertility were subjected to EAC using a 5F infant feeding tube attached to 20 cc disposable syringe; later, they also underwent endometrial dilation and curettage. The cytology smears were evaluated for architectural and cytomorphological features. The cytological diagnoses henceforth made were compared with the histopathological diagnosis to calculate sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of EAC. Results: EAC showed a sample adequacy of 80% viz a viz 90% for histopathology. EAC showed a specificity and sensitivity of 97.3% and 100% for assessing the endometrial status in infertility. There was a good overall agreement between cytological and histopathological diagnosis (P value-0.60). Conclusions: EAC is an effective and minimally invasive procedure for the primary investigation of women with infertility.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed384    
    Printed8    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded40    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal