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View in Spanish: Procedimiento de escisión electroquirúrgica con asa

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.