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Dr. Paul Nowicki
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Cone Biopsy Of Cervix (Overview)

While the patient is under anesthesia (asleep) the doctor cuts out a small (outside) cone shaped portion of the cervix that has abnormal/ pre cancerous or cancerous skin and deeper tissue . It can treat cervical dysplasia ( pre cancer of the cervix) or diagnose cervical cancer. It is rarely enough to treat cervical cancer.


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How is a cold cone biopsy of cervix done?

How is a cold cone biopsy of cervix done?

Scalpel: The doctor uses a scalpel and/or scissors to remove a cone shaped portion of the cervix. He/she may place stitches to prevent bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Nowicki
11 doctors shared insights

Cone Biopsy Of Cervix (Overview)

While the patient is under anesthesia (asleep) the doctor cuts out a small (outside) cone shaped portion of the cervix that has abnormal/ pre cancerous or cancerous skin and deeper tissue . It can treat cervical dysplasia ( pre cancer of the cervix) or diagnose cervical cancer. It is rarely enough to treat cervical cancer.


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What is removed during a cone biopsy of cervix?

What is removed during a cone biopsy of cervix?

A piece of cervix: If you have to have a cone biopsy, it is usually done by the leep method and usually in the office.Rarely it is done in the hospital. I do 99% of mine in office. A piece of cervix is removed and sent to the pathology doctor so he can see whether you just have pre cancer or cancer rarley it is done with a knife and sttiches. In most cases the problem is removed, but you will need more monitoring. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy of cervix?

What is the definition or description of: cone biopsy of cervix?

Big biopsy of cervix: While the patient is under anesthesia (asleep) the doctor cuts out a small (outside) cone shaped portion of the cervix that has abnormal/ pre cancerous or cancerous skin and deeper tissue . It can treat cervical dysplasia ( pre cancer of the cervix) or diagnose cervical cancer. It is rarely enough to treat cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Painful scar tissue developing 3 years post cone biopsy on cervix normal? It is very painful to get a papsmear because of it, is this normal?

Painful scar tissue developing 3 years post cone biopsy on cervix normal? It is very painful to get a papsmear because of it, is this normal?

Unusual: Unusual situation that you could suddenly develop new scar tissue after 3 years. There are few nerve fibers in the cervix, so it is not typical for you to have so much pain. I would encourage you to investigate this further. ...Read more

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I had a cone biopsy of the cervix to remove dysplasia. Can it come back?

I had a cone biopsy of the cervix to remove dysplasia. Can it come back?

Yes, but unlikely: About 95% of women who have had a cone biopsy will never have a recurrence of dysplasia. The risks are better if you had mild dysplasia, worse if it was severe. However, if you had moderate or severe dysplasia, you should continue to have yearly pap smears for at least 20 years after the procedure. ...Read more

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A cervical cone biopsy suture that measures 1.1x1x0.6cm is almost equivalent to what exactly? How much has to be taken away to have incompetent cervix

That depends!: Having a cervical cone biopsy is done to treat precancerous cells on the cervix. Most likely there was an important reason to do so. This can cause an incompetent cervix depending on the cervical length that is left. The average cervix is 4 cm. It matters the most how much the inner layer of the cervix measures and that it is closed. If it is less then 2.5 cm you may need a cerclage when pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cryosurgery and cone biopsy?

What is the difference between cryosurgery and cone biopsy?

Cone vs. cryosurgery: A cone biopsy is a diagnostic and therapeutic test that removes a piece of your cervix and it can then be looked at under the microscope to make sure there is no invasion present. Cryosurgery is just freezing the cervix. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


Cone Biopsy (Definition)

A cone biopsy is a larger form of a cervical biopsy that often removes a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix. Many times it removes tissue that is high in the cervical canal as well as tissue that is on the surface of the cervix. It will often include tissue that your health ...Read more