colposcopy

(redirected from colposcopies)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to colposcopies: colposcope, cervical biopsy

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations

col·pos·co·py

n. colposcopía, examen de la vagina y del cuello uterino a través de un colposcopio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

colposcopy

n (pl -pies) colposcopia
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Colposcopies were significantly more common in the intervention group in the first screening round (57 vs.
(In some countries standards require performing a minimum number of colposcopies per year to be identified as a "certified" colposcopist.)
There were 33 (9.24%) of normal or inflammatory Pap which showed suspicious colposcopy but out of these only 5 (1.4%) proved to be CIN2 on biopsy while 22 suspicious colposcopies were VIA negative of which only two were CIN 2 on biopsy.
A total of 26 (39%) recommended colposcopies were not done within 6 months.
Six initial colposcopies with doubtful diagnosis were reviewed by the senior colposcopist and finally counted into the more than 10 years group.
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 2.98% to 4.29% of those screened.
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.