Colposcopy is a diagnostic investigation that is being used increasingly in the work-up of Human Papilloma Virus-HPV infection (the most widespread sexually transmitted viral infection in the world). Many gynecologists and health operators are approaching this method in order to complete the diagnostic procedure. This practical atlas presents colposcopy in detail. It offers an innovative but extremely explanatory approach, to the benefit of space given to numerous didactic diagrams made with computer graphics and about 450 colposcopic images whose quality has received enthusiastic acclaim from the most authoritative international experts of Colposcopy. The text ranges from the physiology of the cervix to the vulvar and perianal lesions, also offering a broad view of the cervical-vaginal infections that are the cause of more frequent gynecological consultation. To complete the work, the author includes extremely clear images of squamous metaplasia’s maturation phases, dysplastic lesions, carcinoma of the cervix, and rare colposcopic cases. The work is a very useful tool for quick consultations or study and research insights, aimed at gynecologists, postgraduates, pathologists, biologists, health operators, beginners, and colposcopy experts. It is suitable for both beginners and field experts.
- Practical approach and richness of extremely high-quality images
- The book is presented by two World Authorities of the field, Usha Saraiya (Founding Member and President of the Indian Academy of Cytologists, Author of numerous texts published and translated all over the world) and Walter Prendiville, outgoing President of the International Federation of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Former Medical Director at the II Operative Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the General Hospital of Bari; Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical-Vaginal Pathology; Trainer of the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy and International Agency for Research on Cancer; Visiting Professor of Colposcopy and Urogynecological Microscopy in several foreign Universities; International Colposcopy Consultant for the United Nations.
Senior Visiting Scientist Screening Group International Agency for Research on Cancer World Health Organization
Founder Member & President 1984-86 Indian Academy of Cytologists President, Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India 2002