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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(5) It requires application under colposcopic guidance three times a week for 8 weeks, which is a laborious undertaking for both patient and physician.
If, as the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has declared, excessive colposcopy is a harm of screening, then we should be adapting our practices, especially in terms of the frequency of screening, to 1) reduce the risk of unnecessarily screening and potentially triaging patients to colposcopy and 2) bring the highest standards of performance and reporting to colposcopic practice (see "Why aren't you doing a Pap on me?").
Four colposcopic variables, acetowhiteness, margins plus surface, vessel pattern, lesion size were analysed and scored with 0, 1, 2 points using Swede score.
The colposcopic image sequence can be represented as a sequence of 2D images I(x, y) with acquisition time t.
Although this IFCPC document presents descriptive terminology rather than a colposcopic index, the classification clearly indicates which patterns of colposcopic findings should be suspected as a benign cervix, low-grade lesions, high-grade lesions, and invasive cancer.
Colposcopic findings were recorded on a specially-designed proforma.
Focusing throughout on the integrated presentation of colposcopic findings with their underlying pathology, this book offers a full understanding of morphologic appearance and clinical diagnosis.
Cervical Scrapings were examined by cytopathology and colposcopic directed biopsies taken.
You'll be referred for further investigation (and possible treatment) with a colposcopic assessment of the cervix.