Loop electro-excision procedure (LEEP) may be considered one of the earliest office-based procedures used to treat precancerous conditions of the uterine cervix. Development of this procedure from an operative to office-based diagnostic and therapeutic procedure has had a transformative effect on treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The procedure is easily accomplished with local anesthesia and has been shown to be expeditious and relatively pain-free. Complications are rare and the procedure allows for evaluation of pathologic tissue with straightforward follow-up. LEEP is one of the first office-based procedures that should be a mainstay treatment for all gynecologists.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Office-Based Gynecologic Surgical Procedures|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)