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Loop electrosurgical excision procedure in Greek patients with vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
1 2nd Department of Gynaecology, St. Savvas Anticancer-Oncologic Hospital, Athens
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Amfissa General Hospital, Amfissa
3 Department of Pathology, St. Savvas Anticancer-Oncologic Hospital, Athens (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2010, 31(4), 392–394;
Published: 10 August 2010
Objective: The aim of our study was to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) in Greek patients with vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN). Materials and Methods: Between January 2002 and January 2009, 23 women with histologically confirmed VAIN were included in our study. For the LEEP procedure we used a high frequency electrosurgery unit with at least 80 W output. Results: Complete response rate at 12 months of follow-up was 86.96%. Recurrence rate at 12 months of follow-up was 13.04%. Complete response rate at 24 months of follow-up was 75%. Recurrence rate at 24 months of follow-up was 25%. Conclusion: LEEP may constitute a valuable excisional method for the treatment of VAIN. It provides an interpretable specimen of the whole lesion within a few minutes. It needs a short period of training and has low cost.
Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia