Outpatient loop electrosurgical excision procedure for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: Can it replace cold knife conization?

Ana M. Eduardo, Tung V. Dinh, Edward V. Hannigan, Roger B. Yandell, Vicki J. Schnadig

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OBJECTIVE: To determine if loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) can replace cold knife conization. STUDY DESIGN: In a population at high risk for invasive carcinoma, 163 cases of LEEP conization were performed with the same indications as cold knife for cervical canization. RESULTS: Seventy-five percent of LEEP surgical specimens were positive for dysplasia. Six cases showed invasive squamous cell carcinoma. No complications were seen. CONCLUSION: LEEP conization is a quick, simple and economical procedure that can safely replace most cases of cold knife conization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-732
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996



  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • loop electrosurgical excision procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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