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Table 5 Histological follow-up findings of patients with atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance-not otherwise specified (AGUS-NOS) compared to the results of other studies with AGUS including subqualifications (reactive/neoplastic/NOS) [18].

From: Atypical glandular cells in conventional cervical smears: Incidence and follow-up

   FOLLOWING-UP FINDINGS
STUDY NUMBER OF AGUS-cases BENIGN (%) ADENOCARCINOMA (%) SIL*** (%)
BASE et al19 (1994) 44 9 (20) 0 (0) 35 (80)
BURJA et al20 (1999) 64 26 (41) 3 (5) 35 (54)
DUSKA et al21 (1998) 73 48 (66) 19 (26) 6 (8)
KENNEDY et al22 (1996) 77 60 (78) 10 (13) 7 (9)
JONES and NOVIS8 (1996) 293* 141 (48) 13 (4.5) 116 (40)
RAAB et al23 (1997) 116 50 (43) 16 (14) 50 (43)
SOOFER and SIDAWY18 (2000) 69 52 (75) 7 (10) 10 (15)
OUR SERIES 183** 80 (44) 66 (36) 28 (15)
  1. * The remaining 7.5% of patients had combinations or other significant lesions. ** The remaining 5.0% of patients had other significant lesions i.e. 3 endometrial adenomatous hyperplasias; 3 metastatic vaginal (2) and ovarian (1) adenocarcinomas; 3 invasive endocervical squamous carcinomas. *** SIL: squamous intraepithelial lesions.