COLD KNIFE CONE

Cold Knife Cone Treatment in Jumeirah, Dubai

Cold knife cone biopsy is a surgical procedure used to remove tissue from the cervix. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower end of the uterus and terminates in the vagina. Cold knife cone biopsy is also called conization. This cone biopsy procedure removes a large cone-shaped piece of the cervix to look for precancerous cells, or cancerous material. Cold knife cone biopsy is performed under a general or regional anesthetic. The surgeon uses a scalpel to remove the cervical tissue.

It is an extensive method of performing cervical biopsy. The biopsy obtained is in a cone shaped from the cervix. Additionally, it is retrieved from the highest point of the cervix. It is used to get abnormal cells and diagnose conditions in the cervix.
Removal of the tissue is obtained via scalpel, loop electrosurgical excision procedure and carbon dioxide laser.

How it is done

Cold knife cone biopsy is an outpatient procedure all one needs is to walk into the hospital. Instructions on what to expect during and after the procedure are passed across by a health care provider. One takes clothes off past the waist, then draped with a towel. One lies on the back and raises their legs on stirrups. A vaginal speculum is inserted in the vagina to visualize the cervix. Anaesthesia may be used to allow obtaining the specimen easily.

What We Can Do

Recovery takes 1 to 4 hours after the cold knife cone biopsy procedure. One needs to rest before they are released to go home. Normal activity is restored after a week of the procedure. Regular pap smears are scheduled.

After a cone biopsy

  • Vaginal bleeding is expected for the first 1 week
  • Vaginal spotting can occur the first 3 weeks
  • Tampons should not be used, pads are recommended
  • For 3 weeks, sex should be avoided
  • Douching should be avoided

When to see a doctor

If you experience the following signs or symptoms, like:

  • Fever
  • Moderate to heavy bleeding
  • Pelvic pain that is increasing
  • Bad smelling vaginal discharge
  • Chills
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling
  • Redness

Make an appointment with a gynecologist to seek an immediate treatment for Cold Knife Cone.

Why is Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Done

  • To view abnormal cervical cells
  • Removal of abnormal cells in the cervix
  • Determine the extent of cervical cancer

How Well Does Cone Biopsy Works

After removal of the abnormal tissues all they need is to follow up with Pap smear tests. In case the cancer cells are deep in the cervical cells, chemotherapy is done.

Risks of Cold Knife Cone Treatment

  • Cervical stenosis
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Incompetent cervix

To know more about cone biopsy procedure & cervical cone surgery, contact the gynecologist at SHAMMA Clinic today.

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