Definition of colposcope in English:
A surgical instrument used to examine the vagina and the cervix of the uterus.
- Magnification devices, such as a colposcope, allow the clinician to observe small lesions that may not otherwise be readily identified.
- Colposcopy involves an out-patient visit to a hospital, where a gynaecologist (doctor specialising in the female reproductive system) examines the cervix closely through a binocular microscope called a colposcope.
- Examination of the labia, vagina and cervix is greatly enhanced with the use of a colposcope.
- Example sentences
- Despite these difficulties with lesion identification, researchers have found several characteristic features that can help in locating glandular lesions during colposcopy.
- Previous studies have recommended more frequent cytologic sampling and prompt referral for colposcopy in HIV-positive women with abnormal cytology.
- Present guidelines recommend referral for colposcopy after detection of three borderline and two mild abnormalities.
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