Veda‐scope: More comfortable than the bivalve speculum and cytologically equivalent

  title={Veda‐scope: More comfortable than the bivalve speculum and cytologically equivalent},
  author={Peter G Longmore},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  • Peter G Longmore
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Objective:  The aim of the present study was to confirm that the Veda‐scope is equivalent to the bivalve speculum in the collection of endocervical cells, as confirmation of adequate cervical sampling for Pap smear testing. The study also aimed to assess the comfort level of the Veda‐scope compared to the traditional bivalve speculum and the patient preference of the Veda‐scope compared to the bivalve speculum. 
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