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Should simple hysterectomy be added after chemo-radiation for stage IB2 and bulky IIA cervical carcinoma?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology
Publication Date
Volume
50
Issue
3
Pages
289–293
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01164.x
PMID: 20618249
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This attenuated protocol of chemo-radiation using HDR brachytherapy followed by simple hysterectomy is a viable option in the treatment of bulky cervical carcinomas. The rate of residual cervical disease after chemo-radiation is substantial, but simple hysterectomy achieved negative surgical margins in all cases.

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