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Table 1 Characteristics of patients who underwent loop electrosurgical excision procedure combined with cold coagulation

From: Loop electrosurgical excision procedure combined with cold coagulation for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and adenocarcinoma in-situ: a feasible treatment with a low risk of residual/recurrent disease

Parameter Results (n = 456)
Median age (range) in years 38.0 (21.0–80.0)
Median follow-up period (range) in months
 AIS/Microinvasive SCC/invasive SCC 48.0 (4.0–157.0)
Histologic diagnosis before LEEP, n (%)
 CIN1 98 (21.5)
 CIN2/3 128/226 (77.6)
 AIS 4 (0.9)
Final histologic diagnosis after LEEP, n (%)
 CIN1 79 (17.3)
 CIN2/3 89/267 (78.1)
 AIS 5 (1.1)
 Microinvasive SCC 13 (2.9)
 Invasive SCC 3 (0.7)
Positive resection margin after LEEP, n (%) 66 (14.5)
aEndocervical margin 39 (8.6)
 Exocervical margin 22 (4.8)
 Both margins 5 (1.1)
  1. AIS adenocarcinoma in-situ, SCC squamous cell carcinoma, CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  2. aEndocervical margin; defined as endocervical resection margin and/or deep resection margin