Cone Biopsy (Conization) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
How Well It Works
The cone biopsy may remove all of the abnormal tissue. This would mean that no further treatment is needed other than follow-up Pap tests.
The edges of the cervical tissue removed by a cone biopsy may contain abnormal cells, meaning that abnormal tissue may be left in the cervix. The cone biopsy may be repeated to remove the remaining abnormal cells. If follow-up tests show normal cells, then no further treatment may be needed. If abnormal cells remain, you and your doctor may discuss other treatments, such as removal of the Reference uterus Opens New Window (hysterectomy).
The cone biopsy may show cancer that has grown deep into the cervical tissue (Reference cervical cancer Opens New Window). Further treatment, such as surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, will be recommended.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 28, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology