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Exfoliative cytology plays an impor­tant roie in the diagnosis of cervical malignancy, being of particular value in the detection of pre-invasive lesions of the cervix (Soostetal., 1981). The incidence of cervical intraepi-thelial neoplasia is increased among the chronically infected lacerated cer­vices with benign lesions like polypi and cervices that bleed on touch, such cervices are known as unhealthy look­ing or suspicious cervices. The frequent occurance of specific infections like viral, monilial and tri-chomonal infections are initially relat­ed to such neoplastic lesions, if cases diagnosed by cyto pat ho logical exami­nation as intraepithelial neoplasia are submitted for colposcopic examination and colposcopic guided biopsy to en­sure the diagnosis, this will change the prognosis as far as the future out­look of the patient is concerned (Jones, 1983). The aim of this work is to carryout a cytodiagnostic screening for women attending the gynaecologic outpatient clinic of Mansoura University Hospital and suffering from cervical erosions (aversions) or suspicious cervices for detection of cellular abnormalities in the form of dysplasias and for early di­agnosis of malignancy.

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