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colposcopy

[käl′päs·kə·pē]
(medicine)
Visual examination of cells of the vagina and cervix by means of an endoscope.
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89) future colposcopies Source: Martin-Hirsch et al, Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000.
Colposcopies at Hermanus Hospital were initially booked fortnightly from August 2008.
New York, surveyed 294 providers: 214 colposcopy providers and BO providers who do not perform colposcopies.
Measured outcomes were the excess risk of invasive cervical cancer associated with extended screening interval and the number of Pap smears and colposcopies required to prevent 1 case of cancer with more frequent screening.
Of more interest to investigators were the women whose initial colposcopies produced negative biopsy results.
Colposcopists who as individuals perform a small number of colposcopies can gain knowledge from communicating between practices with the other single colposcopists through this network.
Colposcopies were performed by 52 expert colposcopists.
Only patients with single, first-time colposcopies who were referred because of abnormal cytologic smears were included.
Rather, the investigational device is intended to increase the effectiveness of colposcopies in women with abnormal Pap smears, in whom up to 36% of high-grade lesions can be missed with colposcopy alone.
In contrast, only 6 additional positive findings (missed SIL) occurring among the 16 women without colposcopies but with positive NIC would raise the PPV to its maximum of 92% (95% confidence interval, 84 to 100).
Colposcopies performed on all the women during pregnancy confirmed the presence of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HGSILs) in 30 patients, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LGSILs) in 53 patients, and atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) in 17 patients.