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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of lower genital tract disease|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
- Adjuncts to cervical cancer screening
- Cervical cancer screening
- Chemiluminescent light