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Colposcopic Appearances of Human Papillomavirus of the Uterine Cervix

  • E. C. Pixley

Abstract

Since it was first recognised that human papillonaviruses (HPV) caused lesions of the cervix other than the classical condyloma, the colposcope has proved an essential aid in their recognition. The instrument enables clinicians to identify sites infected by the virus and to provide accurately selected tissue for laboratory studies (Fig.1). Were the method unavailable, it is doubtful whether our current understanding of the HPV disorders of the genital tract could have been attained.

Keywords

Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Uterine Cervix Transformation Zone Squamocolumnar Junction Metaplastic Epithelium 
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References

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

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  • E. C. Pixley

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