“Study of Spectrum of Cervical Pathologies in Acetowhite Lesions of Cervix”

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Vaishnavi Malji
Shailaja Bidri
Sangamesh Mathapati


Objectives of Study

To study the spectrum and proportion of cervical pathologies in aceto-white areas of the cervix.


This cross-sectional study was conducted by Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. A mass screening for cervical cancer among women of age group 30-49 years of age in Vijaypura district was conducted. During screening women subjected for visual inspection of acetic acid (VIA). All women with aceto-white areas were enrolled in the study after considering inclusion and exclusion criteria. The aceto-white areas were subjected for biopsy, and the histopathological study of specimens was conducted .The results were noted.


A total of 880 eligible women screened of which 72 women (8.2%) had aceto-white lesions on cervix. The histopathological report of biopsy specimen showed chronic cervicitis 61 (82.4%) out of 72 participants. 5 of biopsy report showed premalignant changes (4 LSIL, 1 HSIL) (6.8%). 1 biopsy report showed cervical cancer (1.4%).


Chronic cervicitis is the most common condition to produce aceto white areas in VIA. It is prudent to treat the cervical infection/inflammation before subjecting acetowhite areas on VIA to biopsy to rule out malignancy.

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Vaishnavi Malji, Shailaja Bidri, & Sangamesh Mathapati. (2023). “Study of Spectrum of Cervical Pathologies in Acetowhite Lesions of Cervix”. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 938–943. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/1110


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