cold cone biopsy

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 cone biopsy

Cold knife conization Gynecology The excision of a conical piece of uterine cervix, to confirm the Dx of HPV, CIN or CA based on the results of a pap smear, treat same, since the pathology is usually confined to the cone. See CIN, HPV. Cf LEEP.
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Large acetowhite lesions extending onto the vaginal fomix accounted for the majority of referrals, and some patients were referred exclusively for cold cone biopsy. Although LEEP can allow family physicians to manage cases previously requiring referral, we urge that this procedure be employed only by those with the technical and decision-making skills required for safe and effective treatment.