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LEEP

LEEP

Loop extra/electrosurgical/electrical excision procedure Gynecology Partial excision of a uterine cervix with dysplasia or CIN, using a specially designed wire loop under local anesthesia; LEEP loops deliver high-frequency, low-voltage, alternating electric current, minimizing thermal damage, while preserving hemostasis. See CIN, Dysplasia. Cf Cone biopsy PulmonologyLeft end-expiratory pressure.

LEEP

Abbreviation for loop electrocautery excision procedure.

LEEP

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure.
Mentioned in: Cervicitis

Patient discussion about LEEP

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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To highlight the significance of positive margins and extent of positive margins of the cervical LEEP biopsies in predicting the persistence of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion and to provide suggestions for reporting margins in cervical LEEP biopsies.
A study evaluating the pathologic findings of cone or LEEP specimens from inadequate colposcopic examinations after cryotherapy would help answer these questions.
On the one hand, it is nice to be part of the LEEP experience because you can do things that you cannot do in a live classroom setting, but the virtual environment has trade-offs such as the difficulty of discerning if people are who they claim to be.
Given the frequency of LEEP, and the well-known association between cervical length and preterm birth, it makes sense to look for a possible association between LEEP and preterm birth, but the findings of this study do not support an association between LEEP and either preterm birth or pregnancy loss prior to 24 weeks' gestation, or between LEEP and any specific subtype of preterm birth, including PPROM, he said.
Women who had undergone LEEP also were more likely to have low-birth-weight babies (5% vs.
LEEP has been widely taught in family practice residencies and family physicians are increasingly adopting it for management of cervical dysplasia.
Also known as large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ), LEEP involves excision of the entire transformation zone using a monopolar loop electrode at the end of a pencil-like wand.
The "LEEP" name and logo, LeepCore(TM), trademarks, and service marks are the property of LEEP, Inc.
The LEEP Pioneers have been working closely with faculty mentors as well as Clark alumni and organizational partners on projects of shared interest or leading-edge research and analysis.
Bradbury is part of The Bradbury Group of privately held manufacturing companies dedicated to producing high quality, productivity-enhancing metal processing equipment for companies around the world, and is the manufacturer of the steel roll-forming equipment currently used by LEEP, Inc.
Samson, a 4th-year resident in Dalhousie's department of obstetrics and gynecology, said she and her coauthors now recommend LEEP treatment only in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or 3, and only after counseling patients about the potential risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies.
The failure rates for cryotherapy, LEEP, and diagnostic conization were 72%, 67%, and 57% respectively