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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;43(7):1154-1161.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Atypical Glandular Cells of Undetermind Significances (AGUS) ; Histopathologic Results and the Significance of the HPV DNA Detection.
Chan Joo Kim, Tae Chul Park, Jong Sup Park, Jun Mo Lee, Seung Jo Kim, Sung Eun NamKoong
Abstract
OBJECTIVES
AGUS often reflects an immediate cervical cancer precursor such as a HSIL mimicking an endocervical glandular lesion. In this study, we attempted to assess the clinical significance of a cytologic diagnosis of atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance (AGUS) and determine the usefulness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing as the triage strategies in evaluating AGUS. METHODS: Between 1994 and 1998, 67,730 Papanicolaou smears were evaluated at Kangnam and Uijongbu St Mary's Hospital. There were 87 (0.13%) cases of AGUS smears during that time. Colposcopy was performed on all women, and HPV DNA testing was performed on 11 persons. RESULTS: Mean age of these patients was 45.8 years. Histologic diagnosis of AGUS were kolocytosis and CIN-I in 6 (6.9%), CIS in one, endometrial hyperplasia in 2 (2.3%), endometrial adenocarcinoma in 7 (8.0%), cervical adenocarcinoma in 14 (16.1%) and cervical squamous cell carcinoma in 2 (2.3%) cases. Endometriosis was 8.9% under 46 years old and none in over 46. CIN was 8.9% and 7.2%, respectively. Cervical adenocarcinoma was 6.7% under 46 and 19.1% over 46. Endometrial cancer was 4.4% and 11.9%, respectively. The risk of cervical cancer and endometrial cancer was high in the AGUS with
Key Words: AGUS (Atypical Glandular Cells of Undetermined Significance), HPV (Human papilloma virus), Cervical Cancer


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