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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-negative cases Click to return to the atlas Click on the pictures to magnify and display the legendsBefore application of acetic acid: The SCJ is fully visible. No abnormal discharge is seen.
After application of acetic acid: A transparent faint acetowhite area with a tongue-shaped projection towards the external os is seen at the 12 oíclock position.
|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 (if HPV-positive):
Histopathology: Not done
|Remarks: The transparent thin acetowhite epithelium with a tongue-shaped projection is due to squamous metaplasia. There is no distinct margin. Such changes are common and are VIA-negative.|
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