A Practical Approach to Cervical Cancer Screening Techniques assists postgraduate trainees and practising gynaecologists in the prevention of cervical carcinoma by guiding them through screening methods for detecting pre-invasive lesions.
This book is comprised of 17 chapters which emphasise the need for cervical screening to prevent invasive carcinoma, by diagnosing and treating women with high-grade cervical lesions. The major factors in the occurrence of cervical cancer, such as active metaplasia in the transformation zone, exposure to oncogen, and immune status of the individual are explained in detail.
The criteria for a screening test and the various screening techniques available for cervical cancer, such as pap smear, liquid-based cytology, HPV testing, polar probe, laser-induced fluorescence, speculoscopy andcervicography are also discussed.
Colposcopy and the use of polarprob, the portable optoelectronic instrument that detects the existence of cervical cancer and precancer, are also described clearly in this concise guide to cervical cancer screening.
- Covers major factors influencing the occurrence of cervical cancer
- Guide to performing, interpreting and logging colposcopy
- Introduction to use of polarprob in screening
- 68 full colourimages and illustrations
T Radha Bai Prabhu MD DGO MNAMS FRCOG FRCS PHD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Meenakshi Medical College and RI, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
1. Introduction 2. Cervical Anatomy 3. Etiology and Risk Factors for Cervical Carcinoma 4. Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Carcinoma 5. Pathogenesis of Cervical Carcinoma 6. Progression and Regression of CIN Lesions 7. Histology of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 8. Screening Tests for Cervical Carcinoma 9. HPV DNA Testing 10. Cytology of Normal and Abnormal Cells of Cervix 11.Management of Abnormal Cytology Cell Results 12. Colposcopy 13. Interpretation of Colposcopy Findings 14. Visual Inspection Methods (VIA and VILI) 15. Cell Cycle Markers 16. Polarprobe 17. Laser-induced Fluorescence 18. Speculoscopy 19. Cervicography 20. Colposcopy Training Log Book