loop excision

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loop excision

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

loop excision

the surgical removal of dysplastic tissue cells with a small wire loop. The technique is used in gynecological diagnosis and therapy to remove intraepithelial neoplasms from the uterine cervix. Also called loop electrical excision procedure.

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.
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The award winning study compares the safety and effectiveness of the NovaSure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation System with Hysteroscopic Wire Loop Resection plus Rollerball Ablation for the treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding in premenopausal women.
Patients with fibroids who were randomized to rollerball ablation also underwent electrocautery loop resection of the fibroid, but the electrocautery was not used to remove the endometrium in general.
Louis University School of Medicine, presented two- and three-year results from a multi-center clinical study that compared the efficacy of NovaSure endometrial ablation versus loop resection with rollerball ablation as the control.
The study compares the safety and effectiveness of the NovaSure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation System with hysteroscopic Wire Loop Resection and Rollerball Ablation for the treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding, menorrhagia, in premenopausal women.