Traction suture of the cervix: A novel procedure with loop electrosurgical excision

Jacob Bornstein, Jeffrey Harroch, Ezra Morad

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Loop electosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) of the transformation zone has become the preferred treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). CASE: An inadvertent vesicovaginal laceration occurred during LEEP of CIN2 in a 57-year-old-woman with a cystocele. We developed a traction suture of the cervix that we used during LEEP that permits manipulation of the cervix outward, away from the nearby protruding tissues. CONCLUSION: Traction suture during LEEP may reduce inadvertent lacerations in patients with cystocele, rectocele, and other protruding tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1063-1065
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume102
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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