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

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  • Case: 124

  • Age: 39

  • Before application of acetic acid: The central red patch is columnar epithelium, surrounded by pink mature squamous epithelium.

  • Cervix before application of acetic acid:  

  • After application of acetic acid: The SCJ is fully visible. A dense acetowhite area attached to the SCJ is present at the 10Ė2 oíclock position.

  • Cervix after application of acetic acid:
    • Squamocolumnar junction visibility:  
    • Squamocolumnar junction location:  
    • Acetowhite area:  
      • If present, description of acetowhite area:
        • Colour:  
        • Margin:  
        • Surface:  
        • Location:  
        • Size:  

  • VIA category:  

  • After application of Lugolís iodine: The abnormal area does not stain with Lugolís iodine and appears mustard yellow.

  • Determined eligibility for ablative treatment:  

  • Histopathology: HSIL-CIN3

  • Remarks: After application of Lugolís iodine, the bright mustard yellow colour of the abnormal epithelium clearly demarcates the area to be treated.





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