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colposcope

[′käl·pə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An instrument for the visual examination of the vagina and cervix; a vaginal speculum.
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Focusing throughout on the integrated presentation of colposcopic findings with their underlying pathology, this book offers a full understanding of morphologic appearance and clinical diagnosis.
Usually, if a mild or borderline abnormality is found, you would have been referred for further investigation with a colposcopic assessment.
Colposcopic evaluation of the cervix--a retrospective study of neoplastic and pre neoplastic lesions.
The use of VIA-VILI simulating colposcopic procedures and provided by nurses represents a good alternative for implementing see-and-treat programmes in Latin America.
cytological surveillance (further smear tests at regular intervals) or immediate referral for colposcopic examination.
29) Thus, if providers depend on colposcopic detection of disease before treatment is administered, up to 30% of women with disease will not receive treatment.
The ASCUS/LSIL Triage Study (ALTS) trial is a large, multicenteric, randomized trial specifically designed to evaluate three methods of managing women with cytologic findings of ASC-US (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) and LSIL (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion) (20): (i) immediate colposcopic examination for all women; (ii) HPV testing and referral for colposcopy if the HPV test result was positive; and (iii) repeated cytologic assessment with referral for colposcopy if the smear showed the presence of HSIL (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion).
women have a smear taken at a clinic, women with abnormal smears then have to be referred to a colposcopy centre for colposcopic biopsy to confirm the cervical results, and then, once confirmed, women have to be referred for treatment of the lesion.
The study concludes that the approach described may be used as a sensitive and specific noninvasive colposcopic method for the diagnosis of cervical lesions and for the accurate classification of intraepithelial neoplasias.
Although consensus guidelines for the general population call for reflex human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for women with ASC-US and colposcopic examination of the of the cervix for those with evidence of HPV infection, LSIL, and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), these guidelines do not apply to adolescents and young women, he said.
In the mass of her body, the angels' efforts, and the colposcopic view of the cervical cupola, the painting could be said to reflect and celebrate the feminine body.