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colposcope

 [kol´po-skōp]
1. an instrument for examining the vulva, vagina, and cervix by means of a magnifying lens and a bright light, used to identify abnormal epithelium that warrants biopsy and to evaluate the cervix following a Pap smear.
2. vaginoscope. adj., adj colposcop´ic.

col·po·scope

(kol'pō-skōp),
Endoscopic instrument that magnifies cells of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.

colposcope

/col·po·scope/ (kol´pah-skōp) vaginoscope; a speculum for examining the vagina and cervix using a magnifying lens.

colposcope

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

col′po·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.

colposcope

[kol′pəskōp]
a lighted instrument with lenses for direct examination of the surfaces of the vagina and cervix.

col·po·scope

(kol'pŏ-skōp)
Endoscopic instrument that magnifies cells of the vagina and cervix in vivo to allow direct observation and study of these tissues.

Colposcope

An instrument used for examination of the vagina and cervix. Part of the instrument includes a magnifying lens for better visualization.
Mentioned in: Vulvar Cancer

colposcope

a speculum for examining the vagina and cervix by means of a magnifying lens.
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In patients where a histology report could not be found, repeat colposcopy was performed and treatment offered, depending on the colposcopic findings.
Interventions used were cytological surveillance or referral to colposcopy for biopsy and recall if necessary, or referral to colposcopy with immediate treatment based on colposcopic appearance.
While the same 24-month conservative pathway should be followed for adolescent patients with biopsy-proven CIN 1 or CIN 2 to allow for regression, the management options for adolescents and young women with a histologic diagnosis of CIN 2,3 include treatment using either excision or ablation of the T-zone depending on the adequacy of the colposcopic exam, or colposcopic and cytologic observation at 6-month intervals for 24 months, "as long as colposcopy results are normal and cytology is negative," he said.
Prospective follow-up of cervical HPV infections: life table analysis of histopathological, cytological and colposcopic data.
One in three clinics provide services on-site for clients needing colposcopic evaluation.
The second phase consisted of 50 supervised colposcopic assessments of new patients.
Endocervical Curettage: Cells are scraped from inside the cervical canal as a follow-up to colposcopic examination and biopsy and can help the health care practitioner make a more precise diagnosis.
Colposcopic evaluation and directed biopsy found no dysplasia in these patients.
3,10,13) The sandy patches are similar to those encountered in cases of urinary schistosomiasis, and oftentimes concentric blood vessels are seen surrounding these lesions on colposcopic examination.
Colposcopic evaluation of a vaginal gel formulation of iotacarrageenan.
Abnormal Pap smears must be followed up with a colposcopic exam.