publication . Article . 2017

English

Srinivas Sangisapu; Prajakta Mehendale; Aruna Menon; Venkatesan Manu;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare, volume 4, pages 4,519-4,524 (issn: 2349-2562, eissn: 2349-2570, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Level Up Business Center
Abstract
BACKGROUND Cancer cervix is the most common and preventable malignancy in females. 80% of cases in India are detected in advanced stages. Paucity of cytologists in India is one of the important reasons for failure of screening by Pap smear. Visual Inspection of cervix with Acetic acid (VIA) and Visual Inspection of cervix with application of Lugol’s Iodine (VILI) are two alternative strategies in low resource settings. Colposcopy involves the same principles of VIA and VILI under better magnification. We have hospitals with not so low resource settings, where gynaecologists are available, but cytologists are not. We need to evolve an alternative strategy appropr...
Subjects
free text keywords: Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Cancer, medicine.disease, General surgery, business.industry, business, Colposcopy, medicine.diagnostic_test, Cervical Cancer Screening, Guided Biopsy, Pap Smear., General works, R5-130.5
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