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.
At Grantham Hospital, I had a colposcopy, where they examined my cervix under a huge microscope, and then I had a LLETZ (large loop excision
of the transformation zone), where a small wire loop and an electrical current are used to cut away the abnormal cells and seal the wound.
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.
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