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A surgical procedure in which a cone-shaped segment of tissue from the uterus is removed for examination.
- She was treated with a cervical cone biopsy and subsequent hysterectomy, revealing residual highgrade squamous intraepithelial lesion with foci suspicious for, but not diagnostic of, invasion.
- Women who want to have a baby can still do so after a cone biopsy, but not following a hysterectomy.
- Following a cone biopsy, gauze may be packed into your vagina to prevent bleeding, but it is normal to bleed for up to four weeks following the operation.
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