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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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VIA-positive cases Click to return to the atlas Click on the pictures to magnify and display the legendsBefore application of acetic acid: The ectocervix is covered by pink squamous epithelium. Red columnar epithelium is seen around the external os.
After application of acetic acid: Thin acetowhite areas with irregular margins are visible at the 12 oíclock position, abutting the SCJ and within the TZ.
|Cervix before application of acetic acid: |
|Cervix after application of acetic acid:|
- Squamocolumnar junction visibility:
- Squamocolumnar junction location:
- Acetowhite area:
- If present, description of acetowhite area:
Determined eligibility for ablative treatment:
|Remarks: Thin acetowhite areas with irregular margins are usually due to metaplasia or CIN1. If the margin is well defined, it is prudent to categorize the lesion as VIA-positive.|
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