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low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion

 

Definition: term used in the Bethesda system for reporting cervical/vaginal cytologic diagnosis to describe a spectrum of noninvasive cervical epithelial abnormalities; these lesions include the cellular changes associated with human papillomavirus cytopathologic effect and mild dysplasia (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1).

See Also: Bethesda system, reactive changes, under change, ASCUS, atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance, under cell

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