Colposcopy of Female Genital Tract aims to promote awareness of and highlight the screening modalities and various treatment options available for the management of cervical pre-invasive lesions. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of malignancy among women worldwide, and deaths due to cervical cancer represent a global health problem. Yet the risk of cervical malignancy can be decreased substantially if the premalignant conditions of the cervix are recognized and treated in a timely manner.
Colposcopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of cervical dysplasia. Accordingly, the book details the fundamentals of colposcopy and colposcopic assessment of the normal and abnormal cervix. With preventive oncology taking front stage, colposcopy has become one of the most important diagnostic tools available. With chapters contributed by respected experts in this field, the book offers vital insights into colposcopy and an essential guide to comprehensive strategies for the early detection of cervical cancer.
The main text is complemented by ample illustrations for clarity and a better understanding of the subject. Case discussions on various clinical scenarios will further ensure good clinical practices, which will in turn translate into reduced risk of cervical cancer.
About the Author
Dr Sumita Mehta is Specialist and In-charge, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, Delhi, India. She is the secretary of Indian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. She has also been the editor of Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi and is a reviewer for many international journals like EJORB, IJOC and JCDR.
Her area of special interest is in the field of gynecologic oncology, especially cervical cancer. She has conducted several colposcopy workshops all over India and has delivered numerous lectures in various academic forums. She is the author of 7 books and has over 75 publications in National & International journals of repute. Her peers hold her in high esteem for her academic and professional acumen.
Dr Poonam Sachdeva is Specialist, Obstetrics & Gynecology at Lok Nayak Hospital attached to Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. Her area of interest is preventive oncology& high risk obstetrics. She has conducted many live workshops on colposcopy all over India. She has contributed chapters in various books and is also the author of many publications in national & international journals. She is also the editor of “Labor ward protocols” & “Scientific Proceedings of AICOG”.
She is an active member of National Societies like FOGSI, AOGD, NARCHI & ISCCP and has participated as organizing team & faculty in various conferences. It has been her dream to publish this book to highlight the original work of various authors from all over India. Endless efforts of Dr Sumita Mehta have made this dream come true.