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LLETZLarge Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone (surgical removal of abnormal cervical area)
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Therefore, the patient was offered the option of conservative management by cytology and colposcopy at 6 months versus the standard LLETZ treatment and was fully counselled, in the presence of her partner, regarding available evidence and potential risks.
In our case, the patient was a previous drug user and had poor socioeconomic status with an inactive hepatitis C infection and a history of LLETZ conisation for CIN 2 which classified her as a high-risk patient for sexually transmitted disease [3].
I needed a colposcopy to look at my cervix and then they removed the cells by LLETZ, which I was told was the end of it.
The current approach to the prevention of cervical carcinoma in South Africa is widespread screening of women with Pap smears, and referral of those with dysplastic smears for colposcopy and LLETZ if confirmed.
"I was told there were some abnormalities and I would require another treatment called Lletz, which is when they laser the cervix to try to get rid of the problem cells."
"Although colposcopy training is far less rigorous in the United States, and quality control is virtually lacking, it has been thought that, in general, the size of cervical excisions in the United States are likely to have been smaller than in the United Kingdom, where large loop excision of the T-zone (LLETZ), using larger loops than with LEEP, has been common.
When HSIL is found on a Pap smear further tests like a colposcopy or Lletz are necessary.
(56) Hysterectomy and cone biopsy are the usual treatment modalities for pre-cancerous lesions, as the equipment and expertise for large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ), also known as loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP), are scarce.
Of the group, 652 women received laser ablation, laser conization, or large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ); 427 women received no treatment.
Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) compared to carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of CIN: a superior mode of treatment.