CO2 Laser Vaporization

This procedure is performed when some abnormal cells have been confirmed, further to a Pap test and diagnosed to be cervical intraepithelial neoplasia type 1 (CIN1) after a biopsy.
When this type of cervix dysplasia lasts more than 18 months, it may lead to a cervical cancer. It thus must be considered as pre-cancerous cells.

Once you will be installed on you Ob-Gyn exam table (lithotomy positioned), a vulvar disinfection will be practiced. Some protective glasses will be given to you, and a local anesthesia will be injected into the cervix (cervical block). All the abnormal tissue will be destroyed (vaporized), leaving normal tissue intact.
This procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure (you will be able to leave 30 minutes after it). No work leave need to be planned.

Any cutaneous burn on healthy tissue can only be the result of an accident.
A cutaneous infection may rarely happen, it will be treated with local cares.

Last update: 10/2/2013