loop electrosurgical excision procedure

Pronunciation: (loop ee-LEK-troh-SER-jih-kul ek-SIH-zhun proh-SEE-jer)

A technique that uses electric current passed through a thin wire loop to remove abnormal tissue. Also called LEEP and loop excision.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2003-07-26 Date last modified: 2007-02-01