cold knife conization

cold knife con·i·za·tion

obtaining a cone of endocervical tissue with a cold knife blade so as to preserve histologic characteristics and avoid desiccating tissue.
The excision of a conical piece of uterine cervix to confirm the Dx of HPV, CIN or cancer based on the results of a pap smear, and to treat same, since the pathology is usually confined to the cone

cold knife co·ni·za·tion

(kōld nīf kon'i-zā'shŭn)
Obtaining a cone of endocervical tissue with a cold knife blade so as to preserve histologic characteristics and avoid desiccating tissue.
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One study found microfibrillar collagen (MC) use during cold knife conization resulted in nonsignificant reduction in operative time and similar hemostatic results compared to Sturmdorf suture (Obstet.
Today, we have myriad tools to detect and treat cervical cancer, from Pap smears to colposcopies, and from directed biopsy to laser and electrosurgical therapies to cold knife conization.
A comparison between loop electrosurgical excision procedure and cold knife conization for treatment of cervical dysplasia: residual disease in a subsequent hysterectomy specimen.