Oncology and Fibroids
The best investigation to diagnose carcinoma cervix in early stages (LQ)
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1. Pap smear is a screening test. It is the initial test in all patients unless a visible growth is present that needs to be biopsieD.
2. Colposcopy is also a screening test that is done in well-equipped centres.
3. It is costly and needs more expertise. Acetowhite lesion has many differentials ranging from leukoplakia, SIL, cancer, HPV infection to metaplasia.
4. This technique is used in periphery were there is no facility of Pap smear and colposcopy to identify the high risk cases. Hysteroscopy is for diagnosis of uterine lesion. Of the options listed here, Pap smear is the best answer.