Cone Biopsy (Conization)
A procedure in which a cone-shaped piece of abnormal is removed from the .
About Cone Biopsy
Conization is often recommended in women who have high-grade or (CIN 3).
This procedure involves removing a cone-shaped piece of from the area around the opening of the , including the abnormal tissue that was found. Conization is done through the , under local or general anesthetic. The procedure can lead to . Removing tissue from the area around the opening of the cervix can increase the risk of cervical incompetence (weakness) and preterm birth in future .
If high-grade is discovered in a pregnant woman, doctors normally recommend waiting and having after the baby is born, to avoid weakening the opening of the . The woman then has the surgical procedure after the birth, if the abnormal are still there then.