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Atlas of visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid for screening, triage, and assessment for treatment

Interpretation of VIA Ė Negative Ė Thin acetowhite areas with tongue-shaped projections towards the external os

  

Thin acetowhite areas with tongue-shaped projections towards the external os:
Squamous metaplasia starts from the SCJ and progresses gradually towards the external os, forming tongue-shaped projections of metaplastic epithelium. After application of acetic acid, these tongue-shaped projections may appear as thin acetowhite areas projecting towards the external os and are VIA-negative. These white patches do not have any external border.















































  


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