Loop electro-excision procedure (LEEP)

Kimberly L. Levinson, Chad M. Michener

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOffice-Based Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781493914142
ISBN (Print)9781493914135
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)


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