Large loop excision of the transformation zone in patients with exocervical squamous intraepithelial lesions.

@article{Goff1994LargeLE,
  title={Large loop excision of the transformation zone in patients with exocervical squamous intraepithelial lesions.},
  author={Barbara A. Goff and Laurel W. Rice and Deborah S. Fleischhacker and Graziella M. Abu-Jawdeh and Howard G. Muntz},
  journal={European journal of gynaecological oncology},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          257-62
        }
}
This study was undertaken to determine factors influencing the success of loop excisions. One hundred twenty-seven women with exocervical intraepithelial lesions underwent large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ); 102 returned for evaluation at 3 months. The pretreatment biopsies were low grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LGSIL) in 37 cases and high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HGSIL) in 90. For the 37 women with LGSIL, the LLETZ specimen revealed no residual SIL… CONTINUE READING