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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

In the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), a thin wire loop that conducts an electrical current is used to remove a piece of tissue. LEEP can be used to obtain a sample of tissue for biopsy or to remove abnormal tissue and thus treat early-stage cancer, including cervical cancer.