Procedures relating to cervix

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Procedures relating to cervix. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixprocedure.html. Accessed October 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Fractional curettage: separate sampling from the endocervical and endometrial cavities during the same procedure; the endocervical specimen should be obtained first; purpose is to distinguish endocervical extension of an endometrial carcinoma from isolated tumor fragments in endocervical specimen
  • This procedure may be replaced by hysteroscopy
  • Trachelectomy: excise cervix but preserve uterine corpus (Radiographics 2005;25:41)