loop electrosurgical excision procedure


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loop excision

a diagnostic and therapeutic surgical technique for removing dysplastic cells from the uterine cervix.

loop ex·ci·sion

(lūp ek-sizh'ŭn)
A diagnostic and therapeutic gynecologic surgical technique for removing dysplastic cells from the cervix with a small wire loop.
Synonym(s): loop electrosurgical excision procedure.

loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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LEEP

A technique for resecting abnormal tissue of the cervix. Colposcopic examination or Pap smear may indicate tissue abnormality. An electrical current is passed through a thin wire loop, heating it so that acts as a scalpel, removing a thin layer of tissue suitable for a biopsy. Formerly known as loop electrode excision procedure.
Synonym: large loop excision of the transformation zone

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

Cone biopsy performed with a wire that is heated by electrical current.
Mentioned in: Cervical Cancer

Patient discussion about loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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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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).
Correlation of Cervical Biopsy and Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) Diagnosis Biopsy Negative, HSIL, Total No.
Iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal, uterosacral, paracervical, intracervical, and intramucosal blocks have been advocated for local pain control during cervical procedures, including hysteroscopy, dilation and curettage, abortion, labor, and ablative therapy of the cervical transformation zone, such as cryosurgery, laser vaporization, and the loop electrosurgical excision procedure.
Pain control for the loop electrosurgical excision procedure was originally defined by Prendiville et al(18) as a "generous volume of .
Pain during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure is thought to result from heat generated during the excision.
To date, there have been no published randomized controlled trials evaluating the type of anesthetic block that effectively diminishes the perception of pain and cramping resulting from the loop electrosurgical excision procedure.
This study showed that there is no difference between the intramucosal block and the distal paracervical block in terms of women's perceptions of pain and cramping during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure.
33) Our study supports these conclusions for the loop electrosurgical excision procedure.
Our study showed that overall, the loop electrosurgical excision procedure produced less cramping than pain.
2] laser conization and the loop electrosurgical excision procedure.
In addition, the rate of loop electrosurgical excision procedures over 5 years was 20% higher in women who had HPV testing, resulting in increased detection of CIN2+ and CIN3+, than in women who were not tested for HPV.
Patients with false-positive Pap tests may undergo unnecessary colposcopy, and those with low-grade lesions may be treated with cryotherapy or loop electrosurgical excision procedures, which could damage future fertility or increase the risk of preterm delivery.