Vaginal and Vulvar Colposcopy Hope K. Haefner, MD Professor, Michigan Medicine. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. August 19, 2017.
8 Colposcopy of the Vulva 8.1 Histology of the Vulva. The vulva is covered by three types of squamous epithelium: • Keratinized skin with hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and apocrine and eccrine sweat glands. This type of skin covers the mons pubis and the labia majora.
A colposcopy is a simple procedure that lets your doctor get a good look at your cervix. The exam takes 5 to 10 minutes, and is a lot like getting a Pap smear. One of the biggest differences is.
Colposcopic evaluation of the vagina and vulva is an important adjunct to cervical colposcopy because human papillomavirus disease can be multifocal and multicentric. Other reasons for vulvar and vaginal colposcopy include cytology unexplained by cervical findings, vaginal and vulvar symptoms, and diethylstilbestrol exposure. Vaginal and vulvar intraepithelial neoplastic lesions are important Cited by: 10.
Colposcopy is the direct magnified inspection of the surface of a woman’s genital area, including the cervix, vagina, and vulva, using a light source and a binocular microscope. Doctors use the test to evaluate potentially cancerous areas, typically after a Pap smear has .