- A technique that uses electric current passed through a thin wire loop to remove abnormal tissue. Also called loop electrosurgical excision procedure and LEEP.
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Loop electrical excision procedure — The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is currently one of the most commonly used approaches to treating high grade cervical dysplasia discovered on colposcopic examination. It is also known as large loop excision of the… … Wikipedia
loop electrosurgical excision procedure — LEEP. A technique that uses electric current passed through a thin wire loop to remove abnormal tissue. Also called loop excision and LEEP … English dictionary of cancer terms
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LEEP — Loop electrosurgical excision procedure. A technique that uses electric current passed through a thin wire loop to remove abnormal tissue. Also called loop excision and loop electrosurgical excision procedure … English dictionary of cancer terms
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LLETZ — Abbreviation for large loop excision of transformation zone of the cervix of the uterus. * * * large loop excision of the transformation zone … Medical dictionary
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