Cone Biopsy (Conization) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
A cone biopsy is a surgical treatment with some risks.
- A few women may have serious bleeding that requires further treatment.
- Narrowing of the cervix (cervical stenosis) that causes infertility may occur (rare).
- Inability of the cervix to remain closed during pregnancy (incompetent cervix) may occur. Women who have had a cone biopsy may have an increased risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 28, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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