1970 年 9 巻 2 号 p. 188-196
We see much of the varied cytologic patterns and atypism of cell types in the vaginal smear findings in cases of inflammatory diseases. In this point of view 1708 cytological specimens obtained from outpatients of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Medical School from April 1, 1968. to March 31, 1969. were analyzed.
1) Although the cytological findings of vaginal smears reflect the various inflammatory processes and show quite complicated patterns, according to the types of inflammation, there are some tendencies in them.
2) The percentage of inflammatory cases which was diagnosed as Papanicolaou's class III is 1.4 per cent and most of them are the cases of senile colpitis and Trichomoniasis.
3) There is no specific finding of malignant tumor cells by which we can differentiate it from inflammatory changes, but coares chromatin structure in nuclei is most useful.