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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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  • Case: 89

  • Age: 34

  • Before application of acetic acid: The SCJ is fully visible. A nabothian cyst is present at the 11 oíclock position.

  • Cervix before application of acetic acid:  
  • Nabothian cyst

    After application of acetic acid: The outer limit of the TZ can be well delineated by the location of the nabothian cyst. The thin acetowhite area at the 12 oíclock position is located outside the TZ and is not significant.

  • Cervix after application of acetic acid:
    • Squamocolumnar junction visibility:  
    • Squamocolumnar junction location:  
    • Acetowhite area:  
      • If present, description of acetowhite area:
        • Colour:  
        • Margin:  
        • Surface:  
        • Location:  
        • Size:  

  • VIA category:  

  • Determined eligibility for ablative treatment (if HPV-positive):  

  • Histopathology: Not done

  • Remarks: Acetowhite areas located outside the transformation zone are not significant and do not need to be biopsied.





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