cone biopsy

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This is a procedure that involves cutting a cone of tissue around the external cervical os. This is achieved via the use of a laser or knife.

This procedure allows the removal of neoplastic cervical tissue for histology. The procedure may be curative.

Complications include:

  • immediate:
    • bleeding
    • infection
  • delayed
    • cervical stenosis
    • cervical incompetence

Last reviewed 01/2018