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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: Mucus is seen at the external os. A small polyp is present.After application of acetic acid: A large dense acetowhite area with sharp margins is seen occupying all four quadrants of the cervix. The SCJ is fully visible.
|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 are sharply delineated by the colour contrast between the yellow abnormal epithelium and the brown normal epithelium.
Determined eligibility for ablative treatment:
|Remarks: Large lesions occupying all four quadrants of the cervix are not suitable for treatment by ablative methods.|
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