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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 cervix is covered with normal mucoid discharge. The central red patch is columnar epithelium.
After application of acetic acid: A dense acetowhite area attached to the SCJ is present at the 6Ė9 oíclock position. Bleeding on the columnar epithelium is due to injury caused during examination.
|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:
After application of Lugolís iodine: The margins of the lesion become prominent and help to delineate the area to be treated.
Determined eligibility for ablative treatment:
|Remarks: The transformation zone including the lesion can be treated by either cryotherapy or thermal ablation.|
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