Cervical Cone Biopsy

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A cone biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a cone-shaped tissue sample from the cervix is removed for examination. Also called cervical conization, a cone biopsy is done to diagnose cervical cancer or to remove cancerous or precancerous tissue. Read more

How is the tissue removed?: The abnormal can be removed by three ways. Read more

  • Surgical scalpel.
  • LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure.
  • Carbon dioxide laser.

What detects: Cervical Intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) Diagnosis

  • Screening (smear) will only show dysmorphic cells and will NOT tell you the grade/stage of CIN. For this, a biopsy is required:
    • Punch biopsy
    • Cone biopsy (more extensive evaluation)

To view the effected area more easily, ‘staining’ of the cervix can be done using acetic acid, which causes the affected (CIN) areas to show up whiter than the surrounding normal tissue. Read More