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endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ

Saturday 14 September 2013

endocervical AIS

Cervical cone biopsy

Cervical cone biopsy has become an important surgical procedure for endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), especially for patients who desire to retain their fertility. Establishing the usefulness of the endocervical margin status in cone biopsy specimens as a predictor of residual AIS is paramount. Pathologists should report the distance between the endocervical cone biopsy margin and the closest AIS.

References

- The status and distance of cone biopsy margins as a predictor of excision adequacy for endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ. Am J Clin Pathol. 1998 Jun;109(6):727-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9620030