Conservative treatment of stage IA2 squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix during pregnancy

Alon Ben-Arie, Roni Levy, Ofer Lavie, Creighton Edwards, Alan L. Kaplan

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BACKGROUND:: The standard management of early-stage invasive cervical cancer in early pregnancy is radical hysterectomy with the fetus in situ. We describe a case of early invasive cervical cancer in pregnancy that was treated with a conservative surgical approach. CASE:: A nulliparous pregnant women at 15 weeks of gestation was diagnosed with stage IA2 invasive cervical cancer. She declined a radical hysterectomy, desiring to continue the pregnancy. A repeat cervical conization with retroperitoneal lymph node dissection was followed by radical trachelectomy 6 weeks after delivery. Currently she has 2 children, and there is no evidence of recurrence. CONCLUSION:: Conservative stepwise surgical management of early invasive cervical cancer in the first half of pregnancy was a feasible approach in this woman who wished to continue the pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1129-1131
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5 PART 2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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