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Atlas of colposcopy – principles and practice

Treatment by cold-knife conization – Instruments and consumables required

  

  • Operating table with leg rest
  • Focusing light for examination
  • Electrosurgical unit (with patient return electrode and hand switch or foot plate)
  • Ball electrodes (5 mm)
  • Sims posterior vaginal speculum
  • Lateral vaginal retractors
  • Sponge-holding forceps
  • Single-tooth tenaculum
  • Kidney tray
  • Scalpel blade (no. 11) with handle
  • Needle holder
  • Endocervical curette
  • Syringe for injecting vasoconstricting agents into the cervix (dental syringe preferred)
  • Gloves (disposable or sterile reusable)
  • Sterile cotton swabs, cotton swab sticks
  • Lugol’s iodine
  • Monsel’s paste
  • Local anaesthetic (1% or 2% lignocaine) with 1:100 000 epinephrine
  • Suture (2-0 polyglactin with needle)
  • Lubricant jelly
  • Vials containing 10% formaldehyde











































  
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