NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- cold knife conization
- listen (kold nife koh-nih-ZAY-shun)
- A procedure in which a cone-shaped piece of abnormal tissue is removed from the cervix using a scalpel or laser knife. Some of the tissue is then checked under a microscope for signs of disease, such as cervical cancer. Cold knife conization may also be used to treat certain cervical conditions. Also called cold knife cone biopsy.