Cervical conization

Cervical conization
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 67.2

Cervical conization (CPT codes 57520(Cold Knife) and 57522(Loop Excision)) refers to a biopsy of the cervix in which a cone-shaped sample of tissue is removed from the mucous membrane. Conization may be used either for diagnostic purposes, or for therapeutic purposes to remove pre-cancerous cells.[1]

Types include:

Conization of the cervix is a common treatment for dysplasia following abnormal results from a pap smear.

Side effects

Side effects of the treatment may include cervical stenosis with a resulting severe endometriosis. This procedure may increase the risk of incompetent cervix.

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