Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)--an alternative treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

@article{Rattray1993LargeLE,
  title={Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)--an alternative treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.},
  author={Carol Rattray and V Dacosta and J. S Bowen Chatoor and Anthony M Mullings and Hugh H Wynter},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          62-4
        }
}
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 uterine cervix is assessed. Forty-five patients underwent this procedure 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… CONTINUE READING