The role of speculoscopy in the diagnosis of cervical dysplasia

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Background. Concern about false negative screening cytology has led to the development of adjunctive tests, among them speculoscopy. Speculoscopy involves cervical examination after acetic acid wash with 5× magnifying loupes under chemiluminescent illumination. Conclusions. Limited data support a role for speculoscopy to improve screening yield and allow triage of patients with borderline cytology, but indications and strategies for use require further definition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-158
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of lower genital tract disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Adjuncts to cervical cancer screening
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Chemiluminescent light
  • Speculoscopy


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