During cryosurgery for the cervix, a very cold gas is administered to the lining of the cervix to destroy cancerous and pre-cancerous cells.
Also Known As:
- Cervical cryosurgery
- Cervix surgery
- Tumor removal
Conditions Treated with Cryosurgery for the Cervix:
Cryosurgery for the cervix is utilized in cases of cancerous and pre-cancerous cells of the cervix.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to cryosurgery for the cervix. Cervical conization and loop electrosurgical excision procedure are surgical alternatives.
Anesthesia with Cryosurgery for the Cervix:
Cryosurgery for the cervix is performed with local anesthesia.
Potential Complications from Cryosurgery for the Cervix:
Possible risks following cryosurgery for the cervix include bleeding, cramping, pain and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for abnormal cervical cells to return.
Prognosis after Cryosurgery for the Cervix:
The prognosis for a positive end result following cryosurgery for the cervix is very good.
Recovery from Cryosurgery for the Cervix:
Total recovery from cryosurgery for the cervix takes one to two days.