Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jul 26, 2021; 9(21): 5943-5947
Published online Jul 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i21.5943
Diagnostic discrepancy between colposcopy and vaginoscopy: A case report
Qing Li, Hong-Wei Zhang, Long Sui, Ke-Qin Hua
Qing Li, Hong-Wei Zhang, Long Sui, Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Cervical Disease, OBG Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200000, China
Ke-Qin Hua, Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gyncology Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200090, China
Author contributions: Li Q collected the clinical data and drafted the manuscript; Zhang HW performed colposcoy and vaginoscopy; Sui L conceived of the study; Hua KQ reviewed the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Ke-Qin Hua, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gyncology Hospital of Fudan University, No. 128 Shenyang Road, Shanghai 200090, China.
Received: February 2, 2021
Peer-review started: February 2, 2021
First decision: April 25, 2021
Revised: May 7, 2021
Accepted: June 7, 2021
Article in press: June 7, 2021
Published online: July 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Combined with cervical screening, colposcopy greatly decrease the incidence of cervical cancer. Exposure and biopsy are two key steps in colposcopy. When the whole transformation zone or the entire lesions are not observed, we judge it as unsatisfactory. For type 3 transformation zone, some clinicians employ cervicoscopy as supplement. However, there were no related solutions for the dilemma caused by adhesion or obstruction. Here, we report a case of post hysterectomy deep vaginal apex not fully exposed in colposcopy, and the biopsy result was vaginal precancerous lesion. We adopted vaginoscopy to extend and expose the lesion thoroughly and the biopsy result was vaginal squamous cancer.