US Market Report for Colposcopes - MedCore

US Market Report for Colposcopes - MedCore

  • March 2016 •
  • 35 pages •
  • Report ID: 3911746 •
  • Format: PDF
A colposcope is a large electric microscope with a light source on the end; the view can be magnified for more detail. It is used to visually examine the cervix, vaginal wall and vulva in a medical procedure called colposcopy.When abnormalities are found with a Pap smear, colposcopy is performed to more accurately detect premalignant and malignant lesions. The results of this procedure may show evidence of dysplasia, cancer, HPV or atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). Biopsies can be taken for further pathological examinations. For collecting evidence from victims of rape and sexual assault, specialized colposcopes equipped with a camera are used.A colposcopy is a ten- to fifteen-minute procedure in which the woman lies in a gynecological chair with her feet in footrests. An acetic acid solution is placed on the cervix, causing the cervical cells to fill with water and block the passage of light. Areas showing abnormalities in the cervix appear white, and abnormal blood vessels can also been seen. Lesions can be treated by freezing with liquid nitrogen, with a laser or with a cream. A colposcopy is done in a hospital or clinic, and the patient can leave as soon as it is over.