cone biopsy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cone biopsy: colposcopy

cone biopsy

A surgical method of removing a cone-shaped piece of the cervix for analysis in a laboratory.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
References in periodicals archive ?
After explaining the procedure to the patient, the consent of the patient pertaining to the cervical cone biopsy or hysterectomy was taken accordingly.
"I kind of expected in one way to get the news but because it was a month between the cone biopsy and getting the results, I thought they weren't going to leave it a month to tell me it was cancer, so I was in shock.
Although the procedure went fine, I was told I had to see a consultant gynaecologist, and after a discussion I was admitted to the ward for a cone biopsy, where they remove a cone-shaped piece of cervix for testing.
What happens if test is positive Good, because you detected it in very early stage where cure is completely possible and the doctor can and should do a little more invasive tests like: * Colposcopy * cervical biopsy * cone biopsy And know if it is deeper, which is rare if you had regularly screened with Pap smear.
Firstly, it may not be curative, and secondly, it may be an inadequate excisional procedure, particularly if the patient has occult invasive disease that has not been adequately diagnosed with a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) or a cone biopsy procedure.
Within six weeks Hannah underwent an operation to remove her cervix and pelvic lymph nodes, after a cone biopsy proved inadequate due to the size of the tumour.
Some biopsies appear abnormal - a 'pre-cancer' - and such women may have a larger 'cone biopsy' or 'loop electrosurgical excision' taken to remove the abnormal area at the entrance of the cervix.
Acquired causes include senile atrophy of the endocervical canal, scarring of the isthmus by synechiae, radiation and endocervical malignancy or due to surgical procedures such as cone biopsy. Hematometra following a cesarean delivery is rare.
A 46-YEAR-OLD WOMAN UNDERWENT a cervical cone biopsy at a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital on July 18.
About half the women had five or more surgeries, including cone biopsy, laser ablation, and vulvectomy.
"I had undergone a loop excision biopsy where they took a bit of my cervix away and then had a cone biopsy and in the end I had to have a radical hysterectomy which meant that I could not have any more children.
Civil servant Kathryn had a regular smear test in March 2010 but when results came back as abnormal she was referred for further treatments including a colposcopy and a cone biopsy.