Definition of colposcopy in English:


Pronunciation /kälˈpäskəpē/ /kɑlˈpɑskəpi/


See colposcope

‘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.’
  • ‘Pap smears that suggest invasive disease require further evaluation by colposcopy, colposcopic-directed biopsy and endocervical curettage.’
  • ‘If the smear is mildly abnormal, a repeat smear in six months may be all that is required, but more severe changes require accurate diagnosis, and for this colposcopy should be performed.’