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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 legends Before application of acetic acid: The central red patch of columnar epithelium is surrounded by smooth pink squamous epithelium.
Cervix before application of acetic acid: Normal Abnormal After application of acetic acid: A dense acetowhite area with angular margins is seen arising from the SCJ on the anterior lip at the 12 oíclock position. A patchy acetowhite area is present at the 4 oíclock position.
Cervix after application of acetic acid: Squamocolumnar junction visibility: Fully visible Not visible Partially visible Squamocolumnar junction location: On ectocervix Partly on ectocervix and partly on endocervix On endocervix Inside canal Acetowhite area: Absent Present If present, description of acetowhite area: Colour: Dense Thin Margin: Diffuse Sharp but irregular Sharp and regular Sharp and raised Surface: Smooth Irregular Location: Within TZ or close to the external os (if SCJ is not visible) Outside TZ Size: Covering less than 75% of ectocervix Covering more than 75% of ectocervix VIA category: Negative Positive Suspicious of cancer Determined eligibility for ablative treatment: Eligible for ablation Not eligible Histopathology: LSIL-CIN1
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