loop excision

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.
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LEEP [also known as large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)], utilises a thin electric wire to remove the entire transformation zone of the cervix.
Cone excision of the uterine cervix such as large loop excision of the transformation zone (LEEP) is not only a diagnostic procedure but also an appropriate treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) [7, 8].
"I had undergone a loop excision biopsy where they took a bit of my cervix away and then had a cone biopsy and in the end I had to have a radical hysterectomy which meant that I could not have any more children.
"Although colposcopy training is far less rigorous in the United States, and quality control is virtually lacking, it has been thought that, in general, the size of cervical excisions in the United States are likely to have been smaller than in the United Kingdom, where large loop excision of the T-zone (LLETZ), using larger loops than with LEEP, has been common.
Ademas, necesita tambien de analisis con su prueba de referencia, la biopsia de cuello uterino, y los especimenes quirurgicos de biopsias en cono del cuello uterino: CKC (cold knife conization), LETZ(loop excision of the transformation zone) o LEEP (loop electrical excision procedure).
The insistence of her focus is borne out in poems such as "Large Loop Excision of the Temporal Zone," "After Cancer: Dog on Her Side, Post-Amputation" and even "Case History: Frankenstein's Lesions."
Excisional techniques include cold knife conisation, laser conisation, and large loop excision of the transformation zone.
An audit was undertaken of a 'colposcopy and treatment' clinic between April 2003 and December 2006, to determine: (i) the frequency of overtreatment with Papanicolaou smear on its own, colposcopy on its own or a combination of the two methods; (ii) differences in overtreatment between patients who are HIV positive and those who are HIV negative; and (iii) the short-term complications of Lletz (large loop excision of the transformation zone) at this clinic.
She said: "After I got the results from my test, I needed to go to colposcopy for loop excision - where they burn the bad cells away.
(1) Resolution of CIN 2 or 3 lesions was 77% to 98%, using knife cone biopsy, laser conization, loop excision, laser ablation, cryotherapy, or 2 techniques not used commonly in the US, cold coagulation and radical diathermy.
The most common methods are loop excision, which removes cells using a loop of wire heated by an electric currrent, or a laser which vaporises abnormal cells.
The study, presented in poster form, is the first to show an association between preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) and even one laser conization or large loop excision. The results point up the importance of careful consideration before treating cervical dysplasia in women who may later conceive, said Dr.