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  • Age: 42
  • HPV status: Negative


  • After normal saline

    After acetic acid

    After acetic acid

    After acetic acid

    After Lugol’s iodine

    Colposcopy report (2011 IFCPC nomenclature):


    General assessment
  • Adequacy:
  • Squamocolumnar junction visibility:
  • Transformation zone:

  • Normal colposcopic findings
  • Original squamous epithelium:
  • Columnar epithelium:
  • Metaplastic squamous epithelium:
  • Deciduosis in pregnancy:

  • Abnormal colposcopic findings
    General principles
    Position and size
  • Location of the lesion:
  • Location of the lesion by clock position:
  • No. of quadrants:
  • % of cervix:

  • Grade 1 (minor)

    Grade 2 (major)

    Non-specific

    Suspicious for invasion

    Miscellaneous finding



    Swede score:

    Swede score
    0
    1
    2
    Aceto uptake
    Nil or transparentThin, milkyDistinct, stearin
    Margins
    Nil or diffuseSharp but irregular, jagged, satellitesSharp and even, difference in level
    Vessels
    Fine, regularAbsentCoarse or atypical vessels
    Lesion size
    < 5 mm5-15 mm or 2 quadrants>15 mm, 3-4 quadrants, or endocervically undefined
    Iodine uptake
    BrownFaintly or patchy yellowDistinctly yellow

    Final Swede score: 0



    Case Summary:

    Provisional diagnosis: Type 1 transformation zone; normal.
      
    Management: Routine screening after 5 years.
      
    Histopathology: Not done.
    Comment: Cervical mucus becomes thick and white after acetic acid application due to coagulation of protein. The mucus plug has to be carefully manipulated to visualize the squamocolumnar junction.


      
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