Cervical conization (CPT codes 57520(Cold Knife) and 57522(Loop Excision)) refers to a biopsy of the cervix in which a cone-shaped sample of tissue is removed from the mucous membrane. Conization may be used either for diagnostic purposes, or for therapeutic purposes to remove pre-cancerous cells.
cold knife conization (CKC). Usually outpatient.
loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP). Usually outpatient, occasionally inpatient.
Conization of the cervix is a common
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