Biopsy – colposcopy – directed; Biopsy – cervix – colposcopy; Endocervical curettage; ECC; Cervical punch biopsy; Biopsy – cervical punch; Cervical biopsy
Definition of Colposcopy – directed biopsy
A colposcopy is a special way of looking at the cervix. It uses a light and a low-powered microscope to make the cervix appear much larger. This helps your health care provider find and then abnormal areas in your cervix.
Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/21/2010