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First case of vaginal radical trachelectomy in a pregnant patient.

Authors
  • van de Nieuwenhof, H P
  • van Ham, M A P C
  • Lotgering, F K
  • Massuger, L F A G
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
18
Issue
6
Pages
1381–1385
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1438.2008.01193.x
PMID: 18298565
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Women who present with cervical carcinoma during pregnancy pose for us a clinical problem. In general, three treatment options exist: (i) radical hysterectomy with termination of pregnancy, (ii) a planned delay, or (iii) chemotherapy until lung maturation has occurred, both followed by a radical hysterectomy. Vaginal radical trachelectomy is an alternative approach to preserve the pregnancy. We report on a woman with a stage IBI cervical carcinoma, diagnosed at 16 weeks of gestation treated with vaginal radical trachelectomy. At a gestational age of 36 weeks, a cesarean section was performed, followed by radical hysterectomy. Follow-up of 9 months is uneventful for both the mother and the child. The vaginal radical trachelectomy is a new approach in the treatment of cervical carcinoma during pregnancy.

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