This unit is dedicated to the prevention, study and treatment of premalignant lesions and tumors of the female genital tract including cervix, vagina and vulva and the perineum (area situated between the vulva and the anus).
We have gynecologists specialized in this area, therefore our treatments are of top-rate scientific quality.
Equipment and Technology
- Clinical Lab – Biomarkers
- Pahology Lab – Immunohistochemistry tests
- CT SCAN
Exams performed at the Unidad de la Mujer
- Conventional and liquid-based Pap test
- HPV test
- Guided biopsies
- Preventive and diagnostic exams
- HPV vaccine
- Procedures done in an office setting: LEEP, cone biopsy, cryosurgery
- Multidisciplinary sessions with specialists on radiology, oncology and pain management
- Conventional oncologic surgery and laparoscopic radical surgery
Colposcopy is an exam done with a microscope and a magnifying glass to detect changes in the genital epithelium in order to diagnose possible lesions and, if necessary, take tissue samples (biopsies) of the cervix. It is used for the early diagnosis of cervical cancer and it also permits the detection of lesions in the vagina (vaginoscopy) and vulva (vulvoscopy).
All these pathologies are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV), whose lesions can be diagnosed through a colposcopy. There are more than 100 different types of HVP infections, some of them with a high risk of provoking malignant lesions (cancer) or genital warts. Hence the importance of vaccination and close follow-up of the patients in order to determine whether there is any viral activity (detection of P-16 and k-67 proteins) that may aggravate these lesions with the ensuing risk of inferior genital tract cancer.