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Colposcope : What is it and When is it Used ?

By Nabta Team

Colposcope, what is it? Colposcope is a medical tool that consists of a microscope used specifically to look at the lower female reproductive tract. If abnormal cells are found on PAP smear, using a colposcope would be the next step and is considered the golden standard when it comes to detecting abnormal cells in the cervix. Sometimes special solutions are used to highlight cells – these could be acetic acid or iodine solution. 

Source:

  • Williams Gynecology 3th Edition
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