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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: A small mucous polyp is seen protruding through the external os.
Green arrow: Squamous epithelium
Yellow arrow: PolypAfter application of acetic acid: Faint acetowhite patches are present at the 10Ė11 oíclock position, with indistinct margins.
|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: The mucous polyp appears faint white because of metaplasia. It can be removed with the help of a sponge holding forceps by rotating it multiple times and sent for histopathology.|
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