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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 atrophic cervix appears pale pink.
After application of acetic acid: The SCJ is not visible. Subepithelial haemorrhages (petechial haemorrhagic spots) appear as multiple red dots on atrophic squamous epithelium. No acetowhite area.
|Cervix before application of acetic acid: |
|Cervix after application of acetic acid:|
- Squamocolumnar junction visibility:
- Squamocolumnar junction location:
- Acetowhite area:
Determined eligibility for ablative treatment (if HPV-positive):
Histopathology: Not done
|Remarks: Atrophic epithelium is easily prone to trauma, leading to the appearance of multiple haemorrhagic spots (petechial spots) on the cervix.|
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