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Cold knife conization vs. LEEP. Are they the same procedure?
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PMID:  11838307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the amount of tissue removed at loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) vs. cold knife conization. STUDY DESIGN: Forty consecutive LEEP or cold knife conization specimens were prospectively measured and weighed by a single pathology technician. Diameter, length and weight of the specimens were compared using Student's t test. RESULTS: Mean diameter of cold knife cone specimens was 2.6 vs. 2.2 cm for LEEP (P = .07). Mean length of cold knife cone specimens was 1.5 vs. 1.0 cm for LEEP (P = .001). Mean weight for cold knife cone specimens was 4.4 vs. 2.0 g for LEEP (P = .001). CONCLUSION: In a prospective evaluation, cold knife cone specimens were 50% longer and 100% heavier than LEEP specimens.
James Fanning; Jay Padratzik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-12     Completed Date:  2002-07-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Ohio, Richard D. Ruppert Health Center, Toledo, OH 43614-5809, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Biopsy, Needle
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia / pathology,  surgery*
Conization / instrumentation*,  methods
Cryosurgery / methods*
Electrosurgery / methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Specimen Handling
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*

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