colposcopy


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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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Most women find the experience of colposcopy a little uncomfortable but OK.
Women in the visual inspection group who screened positive underwent immediate colposcopy and biopsies, and received an appointment for treatment.
Colposcopy is a procedure that enables gynecologists to view the vagina and cervix through a magnifying instrument in order to confirm cervical cancer or to perform a biopsy.
The NICE guidance states: "DySIS is a clinically and cost-effective option, compared with standard colposcopy, for examining the uterine cervix in women referred for colposcopy, and should be considered in procurement plans for colposcopy equipment.
Anne Watts, a City Hospital nurse, travels to doctor's surgeries to carry out a colposcopy -- a visual inspection of the cervix and vagina.
One of three options is acceptable: 1) reflex HPV testing; 2) repeat cytology testing at six and 12 months; or 3) colposcopy.
Colposcopy is a common gynaecological procedure carried out after an abnormal cervical smear test, which allows a more detailed examination of the cervix to take place.
Key words: Nurse colposcopist, colposcopy, advanced nursing practice.
Some abnormal smears will show moderate or severe dyskaryosis these changes are more likely to become cancer in the future, so colposcopy is recommended straight away.
For instance, there is now a brand new code for vulvar biopsy performed in conjunction with a colposcopy--56821--as well as a new code for vulvar colposcopy without biopsy--56820.
17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Diagnostic Markets for Women's Health (Pregnancy and Ovulation, Bone Density, Prenatal Screening, Ultrasound, Mammography, Pap Smear, Colposcopy, HPV, UTI, and Other Testing)" report to their offering.