Gynecologic Cryosurgery Workup

Updated: Oct 18, 2019
  • Author: Kristi A Tough DeSapri, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Procedures

Colposcopy of the vagina and cervix is performed with the application of acetic acid.

Cervical punch biopsies and ECC are used selectively to confirm histologically the diagnosis of CIN. This also permits identification of the size, shape, and location of the dysplastic lesion.


Histologic Findings

For a detailed discussion of the histologic findings of CIN, the reader is referred to a text of gynecologic pathology such as Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, Fifth Edition [23] .