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Management of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix by Loop Electrosurgical Resection at the Bogodogo University Hospital: Eight Months of Activity Report

Background: Cervical cancer is a real public health problem, especially in developing countries, with a very high mortality rate due to a very weak screening system. Objective: To review eight months of management of precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix using loop electrosurgical resection (LEEP) at the Bogodogo University Hospital (CHU-B) in Ouagadougou. Methodology: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. It was conducted in the precancerous lesion screening unit of the CHU-B in Ouagadougou. Patients with large lesions on visual examination and/or cytology, not eligible for cryotherapy, underwent LEEP from 7 May 2021 to 30 January 2022, a period of 8 months. The variables studied included the results of the cervical examination, clinical manifestations during treatment, histological results of the specimens and elements of the post-operative surveillance of the beneficiaries. The data were entered on a microcomputer and the graphs were produced using Excel, Word and Epi-info software. Results: In 8 months 23 days, 237 cases of precancerous lesions had been detected. LEEP of these lesions was performed in 54.85% of cases. LEEP was indicated in the majority of cases (38.5%) for large lesions. Patients presented signs and/or symptoms during the operation in 53.1% of cases. Post-operative complications occurred in 63.8% of cases. Healing was complete in 96.9% of cases. Conclusion: The management of precancerous cervical lesions by LEEP is effective at CHU-B in Ouagadougou. It is an advantageous and effective therapeutic method for the treatment of low-grade and high-grade precancerous lesions. Promoting this technique and training staff in its use will make an effective contribution to the fight against cervical cancer in Burkina Faso.

Precancerous Lesions, Cervix, Loop Resection, Ouagadougou

APA Style

Adama, O., Samira, A., Yobi Alexi, S., Sibraogo, K., Issa, O., et al. (2023). Management of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix by Loop Electrosurgical Resection at the Bogodogo University Hospital: Eight Months of Activity Report. Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 11(6), 174-179. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jgo.20231106.19

ACS Style

Adama, O.; Samira, A.; Yobi Alexi, S.; Sibraogo, K.; Issa, O., et al. Management of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix by Loop Electrosurgical Resection at the Bogodogo University Hospital: Eight Months of Activity Report. J. Gynecol. Obstet. 2023, 11(6), 174-179. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20231106.19

AMA Style

Adama O, Samira A, Yobi Alexi S, Sibraogo K, Issa O, et al. Management of Precancerous Lesions of the Uterine Cervix by Loop Electrosurgical Resection at the Bogodogo University Hospital: Eight Months of Activity Report. J Gynecol Obstet. 2023;11(6):174-179. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20231106.19

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