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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Issue number||5 PART 2|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology