Mar 27, 2012 - 11:49 am
I'm a little embarrassed to be asking this, as I used to be a medical transcriptionist. But I mostly worked in a family practice and neurology setting, so I am not up on my CA terminology.
From my chart:
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DIAGNOSIS: Anal canal, cytology preparation: - High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL/AIN II-III).
CLINICAL NOTES: 51 year old HIV positive male, history of AIN-3
ORGAN/TISSUE SITE: Anal cytology
GROSS DESCRIPTION: Received is a Dacron swab in SurePath fixative. One monolayer slide is prepared from the specimen and submitted for cytologic study.
MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: Microscopic examination performed. The examination substantiates the diagnosis cited.
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Is this saying my CA is Stage III?