Loop electrosurgical excision

Loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP)

A procedure that can help diagnose and treat cervical abnormalities, using a thin wire loop that emits a low-voltage high-frequency radio wave that can excise tissue. It is considered better than either lasers or electrocautery because it can both diagnose and treat precancerous cells or early stage cancer at the same time.
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Q. what is a leep

A. every now and then our body, from a number of reasons, have some cells change their nature. when it happens in the cervix and discovered in a PAP smear- you should remove it- as Terrany explained, LEEP is a good option. here is a video about electric laporoscopy in general:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVfdwsaoLgs

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They assessed the effect that HPV testing after an abnormal screening cytology result had on diagnosis of cervical cancer and rates of biopsy and loop electrosurgical excision procedures.
Excision methods include cold knife conization (CKC), loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), or laser.
Management of cervical intra epithelial neoplasia by loop electrosurgical excision procedure in a low resource country: an experience from the Yaounde general hospital, Cameroon.
The surgeons had performed loop electrosurgical excision procedures over the course of their careers.
For the past 40 to 50 years, the first-line treatment for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) has been excisional procedures (including loop electrosurgical excision [LEEP], cone biopsy, cryosurgery, and laser therapy), and these treatments work well.
Both gynaecologists had no evident risk factors--except for the exposure to laser plumes during their years of performing laser ablations as well as loop electrosurgical excision procedures of cervical and vulvar lesions.
Assessment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) with colposcopic biopsy and efficacy of loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)," Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol.
The patients underwent one or more treatments, including surgical treatment, such as cold-knife conization, loop electrosurgical excision procedures, or hysterectomy; ablation, such as cryoablation or laser ablation; and/or chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy (Table 1).
Loop Electrosurgical Excision (LEEP) and Rates of C-Sections
In those younger women who were found to have cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3 (CIN 3), however, treatment with cryotherapy, laser therapy, or loop electrosurgical excision is warranted as the natural history of CIN 3 has not been determined.
Even more concerning are the findings that pregnancy outcomes following loop electrosurgical excision procedures (LEEP) show a significant increase in the rate of preterm birth.
The usual treatment for HSIL patients involves removing lesions with a scalpel, laser therapy or a loop electrosurgical excision procedure.