acetowhite lesion

A whitish patch on the uterine cervix when it is ‘painted’ with 5% acetic acid—vinegar; the whiter the lesion, the greater the hyperkeratosis

acetowhite lesion

Gynecology A whitish patch on the uterine cervix when it is 'painted' with 5% acetic acid–vinegar, the whiter the lesion, the greater the hyperkeratosis. See Colposcopy, HPV.
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The authors noted that restricting the definition of a positive DVI test to a well-defined acetowhite lesion reduced the sensitivity (58%) but significantly improved the specificity (84%).
The practitioner then inserts the illuminated lightstick into a holder, dims ambient lights and conducts the examination of the oral cavity using the illumination from the ViziLite device, looking for acetowhite lesions (seen as a white glow on the epithelial surface).
On colposcopy, VAIN "frequently appears as slightly raised, acetowhite lesions," which can be subtle, especially in postmenopausal patients who have low estrogen levels, he said.