squamous intraepithelial lesion

SIL. A general term for the abnormal growth of squamous cells on the surface of the cervix. The changes in the cells are described as low grade or high grade, depending on how much of the cervix is affected and how abnormal the cells appear. Also called SIL.

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  • High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion — or HSIL or HGSIL is the medical term for a Pap test result suggesting moderate or severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia of the squamous epithelium of the cervix, which could lead to cervical cancer. HGSIL does not mean that cancer is present …   Wikipedia

  • Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion — or LSIL or LGSIL is the medical term for a Pap test result indicating possible cervical dysplasia. LSIL usually indicates mild dysplasia (CIN 1), more than likely caused by a human papillomavirus infection. CIN 1 is the most common and most… …   Wikipedia

  • high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion — HSIL. A precancerous condition in which the cells of the uterine cervix are moderately or severely abnormal. Also called HSIL …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion — LSIL. A condition in which the cells of the uterine cervix are slightly abnormal. LSIL is not cancer. Also called LSIL …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia — (VIN) denotes a squamous intraepithelial lesion of the vulva that shows dysplasia with varying degrees of atypia. The epithelial basement membrane is intact and the lesion is thus not invasive but has invasive potential.ISSVD ClassificationThe… …   Wikipedia

  • Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D06, N87 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia — (PIN) is a microscopic lesion in the prostate which is thought to be a precursor to prostate cancer. It is often found in tissue samples or operation specimens of the prostate. PIN itself does not invade the surrounding tissue, neither does it… …   Wikipedia

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