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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 cervix appears hypertrophied. No abnormal discharge is seen.
After application of acetic acid: The SCJ is fully visible. A thin acetowhite area with indistinct margins 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 thin acetowhite area with diffuse indistinct margins is suggestive of squamous metaplasia. When in doubt, it is better to give a VIA-positive diagnosis.|
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