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Rattray, Carole A; DaCosta, Vernon E.; Chatoor, J.; Mullings, Anthony M.; Wynter, Hugh H.
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Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Article Title
Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ): An alternative treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1993
Volume ID
42
Issue ID
2
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62-4
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Abstract
Assesses the technique of large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) as an alternative to destructive/ablative methods of treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), such as cryotherapy, laser vaporization and cone biopsy of the uterine cervix Forty-five patients underwent LLETZ for either diagnostic or therapeutic reasons. It was well-tolerated, and minor bleeding occurred in 4.4% of patients. The quality of the histological specimen was excellent in all cases, only two showing evidence of charring artefacts. In 11 patients (24.4%), a more serious lesion was detected than that found at punch biopsy of the cervix. This method offers a cheaper and more effective alternative to laser vaporization and combines the benefits of the gold standard cone biopsy of the cervix with that of local ablative techniques.....
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