Loop electrosurgical excision procedure and risk of miscarriage

Andrea Ciavattini, Nicolò Clemente, Giovanni Delli Carpini, Chiara Gentili, Jacopo Di Giuseppe, Pamela Barbadoro, Emilia Prospero, Carlo Antonio Liverani

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Objective: To evaluate the risk of miscarriage in the subsequent pregnancy after a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), also considering time elapsed from LEEP to pregnancy. Design: Multicenter, retrospective cohort study. Setting: Tertiary care university hospitals. Patient(s): Women who had undergone LEEP from January 2000 to December 2011. Women with histologic assessment of low-grade cervical dysplasia, not requiring subsequent surgical treatment, constituted the control group. Intervention(s): None. Main Outcome Measure(s): The first pregnancy after the procedure was evaluated, and only women with singleton spontaneous pregnancies were considered. Women with time intervals of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1048
Number of pages6
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • LEEP
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure
  • Miscarriage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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    Ciavattini, A., Clemente, N., Delli Carpini, G., Gentili, C., Di Giuseppe, J., Barbadoro, P., Prospero, E., & Liverani, C. A. (2015). Loop electrosurgical excision procedure and risk of miscarriage. Fertility and Sterility, 103(4), 1043-1048. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.12.112