Colposcopy - is a method of clinical examination, consisting in viewing the surface of the cervix, the lower part of its canal and the vagina and vulva with the help of a device. Colposcopy can also be used to collect a tissue slice, determine what procedure should be performed on the cervix, vagina and vulva.
Control colposcopy- is designed to assess whether the entire lesion has been removed in the procedure.
The main purpose of colposcopy is the early detection of precancerous and early cancerous conditions, primarily of the cervix, but also of the vagina and vulva. Compared to conventional Pap smear examination of vaginal-cervical smear, colposcopy has high accuracy in recognizing precancerous conditions.