Cone biopsy labelled - image description

The image shows a woman’s pelvic area and the position of the vagina, cervix and womb. A narrow opening is shown between the legs. This leads into a narrow space shown inside the pelvis. This space is called the vagina. Above the vagina the space narrows until both sides almost touch. Then it opens again to form a hollow, pear-shaped organ called the womb.

At the narrowest area between the vagina and the womb, the lower end of the womb bulges into the top of the vaginal space. The surfaces of the two sides of the bulge are highlighted. This is the cervix.

The lowest, central section of the bulge that forms the cervix is marked. This is the area of the cervix treated.