colposcopy


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col·pos·co·py

 (kŏl-pŏs′kə-pē)
n. pl. col·pos·co·pies
Examination of the vaginal and cervical epithelia by means of a colposcope.

[Greek kolpos, vagina, womb + -scopy.]
Translations

col·pos·co·py

n. colposcopía, examen de la vagina y del cuello uterino a través de un colposcopio.

colposcopy

n (pl -pies) colposcopia
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3%) of HIV-positive women at the time of their index colposcopy visits (self-reported).
FIVE years ago I had some abnormal smear tests and had to go for a colposcopy.
The vast majority of women with positive results underwent colposcopy (more than 88% in all three intervention groups); the proportion of women with low-grade lesions was highest in the visual inspection group, but the proportion with high-grade lesions or invasive cancers did not differ among the three screening groups.
Researchers at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock studied 30 females age 13 to 20 who were slated to undergo a colposcopy and found that those allowed to watch MTV during the exam fidgeted less and needed less reassurance than those with no form of entertainment.
DySIS colposcopy uses spectral imaging techniques during the course of a normal examination to highlight to clinicians any areas of concern by mapping the condition of a woman's cervix.
Ian Etherington, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and head of colposcopy at City Hospital who set up the system, said it cut out the anxiety faced by women who have to wait months for further checks.
Colposcopy is recommended for those pregnant women with LGSIL who are 20 years old or less (adolescents).
Jill Lamb, colposcopy nurse, Christchurch Women's Hospital
A COLPOSCOPY is a detailed examination of the cervix (neck of the womb).
Swansea NHS Trust is using the money to establish a dedicated colposcopy service at Singleton Hospital.
A retrospective audit of the colposcopy clinical records was performed during the nurse's training programme between July 2000 and March 2002.
Most abnormal smears will show mild dyskaryosis and the only action needed will be to leave well alone and recheck in six months when it is likely that things will be back to normal; if they haven't your doctor will arrange a colposcopy.