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Before application of acetic acid: A red elevated area is present at the centre of the cervix.
Cervix before application of acetic acid:
Infective vaginal discharge: Strawberry appearance of cervix Cervicitis Polyp Bleeding on contact White patch Growth Ulcer Erosion
After application of acetic acid: The columnar epithelium turns dense acetowhite, with raised margins and an irregular surface. There is contact bleeding from the surface.
Cervix after application of acetic acid:
Squamocolumnar junction visibility:
Squamocolumnar junction location:
If present, description of acetowhite area:
Determined eligibility for ablative treatment:
Remarks: Dense acetowhite areas with surface irregularity are visible on the columnar epithelium. On visual examination, it often becomes difficult to identify the columnar epithelium, because the epithelium loses its characteristic features due to the presence of the growth. However, the dense acetowhite area, raised margins, irregular surface, and contact bleeding indicate cancer.