Colposcopy is a procedure for examining the cervix with the goal of preventing cervical cancer. Manual on Cervical Cytology and Colposcopy is a concise guide to this method, and the cellular anatomy of the cervix.
The book is divided into three sections; cervical cytology, colposcopy and case studies. The first section covers apparatus required for pap smear collection, fixation, position of the patient, site of smear collection and necessary precautions. This section also includes guidance on Papanicolaou’s staining technique, interpretation and reporting of smears. The final section features several case studies involving colposcopy.
The book is thoroughly up-to-date, with guidance on liquid based, thin-layer technology, recently developed to overcome the major limitations of the conventional papsmear. World Health Organisation classification of pap smear is included, as well as the visual inspection method proposed by WHO for developing countries.
This succinct book is enhanced by 178 full colour images and illustrations, making it an ideal quick reference guide for postgraduate medical students, residents and fellows in obstetrics and gynaecology, and practising gynaecologists.
- Concise guide to examination of the cervix for cervical cancer
- Covers the latest developments in colposcopy technology
- Includes colposcopy case studies in final section
- 178 full colour images and illustrations
Radhika N Joshi MBBS DGO DFP FICOG
Yashomangal Cytology and Cervical Cytology Clinic, FOGSI Training Center for Cervical Cytology and Colposcopy, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India