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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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Observation also is an option but should be reserved for patients who are closely monitored with repeated colposcopic examinations, and probably should best be reserved for patients with VAIN I or II lesions.
* both minimum and comprehensive guidelines for the colposcopic examination, from preprocedure evaluation to follow-up.
A new scoring system, devised by Strander et al, the Swede score, which includes lesion size as a variable (12) in addition to the above four colposcopic signs along with modifications to definitions of the scores for the remaining variables.
Potential of visual inspection with acetic acid as a screening test in comparison to conventional papanicolaou smear in detection of colposcopic biopsy proven cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: A tertiary centre experience.
Comparison of human papillomavirus testing and cervical cytology with colposcopic examination and biopsy in cervical cancer screening in a cohort of patients with Sjogren's syndrome.
Colposcopic images do not contain many differences throughout the sequence because, on a local basis, they differ only through translation, so a classical method in the category of area-based methods was applied.
To improve the accuracy of colposcopy, repeated efforts have been made to unify the colposcopic nomenclature which provides standardized interpretations of the colposcopic findings and organizes comprehensive classification.
Choschzick et al., "Assessment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) with colposcopic biopsy and efficacy of loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)," Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol.
Patients were diagnosed by colposcopic and histopathological studies, and the absence of neoplasia was confirmed through the cytological, colposcopic, and histopathological exam.
Objective: To determine the agreement/variability between colposcopic findings, Pap smear cytology and histopathological diagnosis in gynaecology patients.
The authors have organized the main body of their text in fifteen chapters devoted to the therapeutic implications of abnormal colposcopic findings, colposcopy of the vulva, coposcopic morphology, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
It offers specialists complete instruction in colposcopic procedures, as well as the histopathologic background needed to reach an accurate diagnosis.