Cervical cancer screening at Ibadan

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 1991;12(1):55-61.


Over a period of 44 months, 3171 smears were performed at the University College Hospital (UCH). Ibadan, Cytology Clinic. Of these, 44.2% were in asymptomatic women. Fifty-five point three percent were normal; 15.6% of the smears were reported as non-specific inflammatory changes while 20.1% were due to specific infections. Varying degrees of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) were diagnosed in 8.4% of the smears. The abdominal smears were treated with chemotherapy, cryocautery, diathermy, cone biopsy and hysterectomy. A simplified management plan for a patient with an abnormal smear based on our experience is also presented.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Mass Screening*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nigeria / epidemiology
  • Parity
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / therapy
  • Vaginal Smears