cervicography


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cervicography

(ˌsɜːvɪˈkɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med a method of cervical screening in which the neck of the uterus is photographed to facilitate the early detection of cancer
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In each of the initial 2 projects, just under 3 000 previously unscreened women aged 35-65 years were screened with 4 screening tests: (i) cytology; (ii) screening for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) (DNA testing); (iii) visual inspection with (5%) acetic acid (VIA) to visualise aceto-whitening, an indication of an underlying cervical cancer precursor; and (iv) cervicography, in which the cervix was photographed after VIA using a specially adapted camera.
Nurses evaluated 6,572 HIV-positive patients with visual inspection and digital cervicography and 3,523 (54%) were screen positive.
Should cervical cytologic testing be augmented by cervicography or human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid detection?
There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine cervicography or colposcopy screening for cervical cancer in asymptomatic women or for those with human papilloma virus infections.
multiple gestation reduction; Amniocentesis; Cervical cerclage; Cervicography (cervigram); Cesarean section - elective; Chorionic villus sampling; Colposcopy Direct access for OB/GYN services, Dilation and Curettage (D & C), D & C plus hysteroscopy, D & C, Hysteroscopy plus pelvic laparoscopy - same day; Family Planning Services - birth control devices and genetic counseling, Norplant, Oral contraceptives - sterilization - tubal ligation/vasectomy, Sterilization - Tubal ligation or vasectomy, OTC products; Fetal fibronectin testing for preterm labor and delivery risk; Genetic Counseling and Testing; Home births; Hysterectomy; Outpatient hysterectomy; Hysteroscopy/Hysterosonography;