Shimodaira-Taniguchi conization method: its utility and reliability.

  title={Shimodaira-Taniguchi conization method: its utility and reliability.},
  author={Maki Matsumura and Tsuyoshi Ota and Nobuhiro Takeshima and Ken Takizawa},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  volume={20 6},
INTRODUCTION Introduced in 1992, the Shimodaira-Taniguchi conization procedure addresses the disadvantages of the loop electrosurgical excision procedure by relying on a high frequency current of 150 W and a triangular probe with a 0.25-mm linear excision electrode to extract a single informative specimen. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate Shimodaira-Taniguchi conization as a conservative therapy for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and microinvasive cancer of the cervix… CONTINUE READING