Removal of a cone shaped piece of the cervix. Used as a treatment for abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix (or sometimes very early cervical cancer). The area that is removed is where cervical cells are most likely to become abnormal. So it helps to prevent abnormal cells coming back, or cervical cancer developing.
Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=c
<gynaecology, procedure> A procedure which excises a cone of tissue (mucous membrane) off the cervix for purpose of diagnostics and therapeutics (removes precancerous cells). ... See: cervical dysplasia. ... (05 Jan 1998) ...
Found on http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?cone+biopsy
one in which an inverted cone of tissue is excised, as from the uterine cervix.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
(from the article `cervical cancer`) Initial diagnosis often begins with a positive Pap test, which is followed by a more comprehensive examination to confirm the presence of cervical ...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/126
The surgical removal of a cone-shaped piece of the cervix. The procedure can be used as a treatment for precancerous lesions and early cancers. Although the procedure may be necesary for some women, it can damage the cervix, disrupt normal mucus production or cause an incompetent cervix, which could lead to premature labor during pregnancy. Sy...
Found on http://www.pregnology.com/AZ/C/8
A surgical procedure used to remove precancerous cells from the cervix.
Found on http://www.thebridgecentre.co.uk/04_causesofinfertility/glossary_of_terms.h
Surgery to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from the cervix and cervical canal. Cone biopsy may be used to diagnose or treat a cervical condition. Also called conization.
Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=C
No exact match found