A minor procedure, cervix conization involves the removal of a cone-shaped area of tissue located in the cervix.
Also Known As:
- Cone biopsy
- Gynecology surgery
- Reproductive surgery
- Uterine surgery
Conditions Treated with Cervix Conization:
Cervix conization is performed diagnostically. It is also used for treatment in cases of an abnormal pap smear, or if abnormal cells are found in a biopsy.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to cervix conization.
Anesthesia with Cervix Conization:
Cervix conization can be performed under either local or regional anesthesia.
Potential Complications from Cervix Conization:
Possible risks following cervix conization include infection, bleeding, cervix scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible to experience damage to other pelvic organs.
Prognosis after Cervix Conization:
The prognosis for a positive end result following cervix conization is good. In most cases, abnormal cervical tissue is completely removed.
Recovery from Cervix Conization:
Total recovery time following cervix conization is two to three days.