Pronounced: cervical cone-ih-zay-shunEn Español (Spanish Version)
Cervical conization is done to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix. The cervix is located at the top of the vagina and is the entryway into the uterus (womb).
A cervical conization is used to diagnose and to treat cervical cancer or precancerous changes in the cervix. The procedure takes place after a woman has had abnormal Pap smears. Pap smears are screening tests to detect abnormal, pre-cancerous, and cancerous cells in the cervix.
Cervix With Precancerous Growth
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Last reviewedNovember 2012by Andrea Chisholm, MD
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