Definition Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue in the cervix . Alternative Names Cervix surgery; Cryosurgery - female Description Cryotherapy is an office procedure done while you are awake. The vaginal canal is held open so that the doctor can see the cervix. The doctor inserts a device called a cryoprobe into the vagina , and places it firmly on the surface of the cervix, covering the abnormal tissue. Freezing cold compressed nitrogen gas flows through the instrument, making the metal cold enough to freeze and destroy the tissue. An "ice ball" forms on the cervix, killing the abnormal cells. For the treatment to be most effective, the freezing is done for 3 minutes, the cervix is allowed to thaw for 5 minutes, then the freezing is repeated for another 3 minutes. Although you may have slight cramping and flushing in the face, cryosurgery is relatively painless. Why the Procedure Is Performed Uses of cryosurgery include: Treatment of cervicitis Treatment...
The cervix is the lower end of the uterus. It is located at the top of the vagina and is about one inch long. The cervical canal passes through the cervix, allowing blood from a menstrual period and a baby (fetus) to pass from the womb (uterus) into the vagina.
The cervical canal also allows sperm to pass from the vagina into the uterus.
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A Colloid Cyst is a collection of gelatinous material in the brain. Colloid cysts arise within the brain. The cysts are well-encapsulated and consist of a layer of connective tissue covered with cells. The wall encapsulates a thick, gelatinous (colloid-like) material. Symptomatic cysts vary from 6 mm to 9 cm in diameter, but usually range from 1 to 3 cm. They usually take origin from the roof of the third ventricle just posterior to the foramen of Monro within the brain (the third ventricle is the median cavity in the brain bounded by the thalamus and the hypothalamus on either side, and anteriorly by the optic chiasm). A colloid cyst in the third ventricle of the brain can lead to hydrocephalus . Hydrocephalus is the increased accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain. The cause of colloid cysts is unknown. Symptoms usually occur in adults and may be dramatic, with episodes of headache , weakness of the limbs, and loss of consciousness. These symptoms are attrib...
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