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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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The latter publication played a pivotal role in endorsing the 2003 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines to promote Digene HPV assays as the triage of ambiguous cytology results, which in turn augmented the recent upsurge of excessive unnecessary colposcopic biopsies in the United States.
Colposcopic examination revealed a suspicious hard lesion just at the edge of the endocervix.
41) In one unique study in China, where verification bias was largely eliminated by having all women with negative TPPT, hrHPV DNA, and colposcopic results undergo blinded 4-quadrant cervical biopsies and endocervical sampling, additional CIN 2/3 lesions were detected in roughly equal numbers among women with cytologynegative results and those with HPV-negative results.
Older women are at higher risk of CIN 3 and unsatisfactory colposcopy and tend to have less accurate colposcopic impressions.
The scan is obtained, and the colposcopic exam and biopsies are performed.
Correlation of biopsy location and tissue spectral data with histopathology was assessed using video imaging and expert colposcopic review The sensitivity of colposcopy for detection of high-grade cervical neoplasia was 67%, and specificity was 54%.
METHODS We used a telecolposcopic system incorporating a custom software package that integrated patient history, current gynecologic stares, epidemiologic risk factors, and colposcopic images for local medical documentation and transmission.
Trumbull-based HiFi DNA Tech issued a call to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that its recent approval of an HPV test may improperly influence American physicians to order more unnecessary colposcopic biopsy cancer tests.
Patients with abnormal Pap smear are subjected to colposcopy or colposcopic guided biopsy accordingly, which adds up to further diagnosis of cervical cell abnormalities making it possible to treat these reversible changes, preventing development of malignancy.
The patients in our study were subjected to colposcopic examination after all the two screening procedures were performed that is Pap, VIA and the findings of colposcopy were correlated with them.