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col·po·scope

 (kŏl′pə-skōp′)
n.
An endoscopic instrument that allows direct observation of the epithelia of the vagina and cervix.

[Greek kolpos, vagina, womb + -scope.]

col′po·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.

colposcope

(ˈkɒlpəˌskəʊp)
n
(Medicine) an instrument for examining the uterine cervix, esp for early signs of cancer
[C20: from colpo- + -scope]
colposcopy n

col•po•scope

(ˈkɒl pəˌskoʊp)

n.
a magnifying instrument used for examining the vagina and cervix, esp. to detect cancer cells.
[1935–40; < Greek kólp(os) womb, vagina + -o- + -scope]
col`po•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
col•pos′co•py (-ˈpɒs kə pi) n., pl. -pies.
Translations
colposcope

col·po·scope

n. colposcopio, instrumento que se usa para examinar visualmente la vagina y el cuello uterino.
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But they used the number of colposcopies and the number of tests conducted as their proxy for harms, primarily because these were more easily measured.
Similar trends were observed for each of the six colposcopists (all well trained and highly experienced), each of whom performed at least 60 colposcopies in the study population.
3 shows the actual age distribution of women attending colposcopies at GSH between 2009 and 2010.
Colposcopists will be required to provide documentation of the number of colposcopies and treatments performed to gain recertification.
Adjunct HPV testing resulted in the number of colposcopies increasing from 2.
Because of the high incidence of cervical cancer in South Africa, colposcopies in public hospitals are largely conducted in large numbers and under less than ideal circumstances.
For adolescent patients with biopsyproven CIN 2, a recent ACOG Committee Opinion recommends close follow-up--with Pap smears or colposcopies every 4 to 6 months--due to the high rates of resolution of CIN 2 in adolescents.
Gold stressed that the ODS is not a screening tool, but 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.
Among the 30 women with abnormal colposcopies there were 15 LSIL, 13 HSIL and 2 case suspicious of malignancy.