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Procedures and Diagnostic Tests Related to the Female Reproductive System

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- Procedures and Diagnostic Tests Related to the Female Reproductive System Procedur st Description Abortion Termination of a pregnancy before the fetus reaches a viable point in development. Amniocentesis Puncturing the amniotic sac using a needle and syringe for the purpose of withdrawing amniotic fluid for testing. Can assist in determining fetal maturity, development, and genetic disorders. Breast Examination Visual inspection and manual examination of the breasts for changes in contour, symmetry, dimpling of skin, retraction of the nipples, and the presence of lumps. Cauterization Destruction of tissue using an electric current, a caustic product, a hot iron, or freezing. Cervical Biopsy Taking a sample of tissue from the cervix to test for the presence of cancer cells. Cesarean Section Surgical birth of a baby through an incision into the abdominal and uterine walls. (ft-Section) Chorionic Villus Procedure that involves the insertion of a catheter into the cervix and into the outer portion of the Sampling (CVS) membranes surrounding the fetus. A sample of the chorionic villi can be examined for chromosomal abnormalities and biochemical disorders. This procedure can be done eight weeks into pregnancy. Colposcopy Visual examination of the cervix and vagina, Conization Surgical removal of a core of cervical tissue or a partial removal of the cervix. Cryosurgery Exposing tissue to extreme cold to destroy tissues. This procedure is used in treating malignant tumors, to control pain and bleeding.
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