Preoperative pathologic findings associated with residual disease at radical hysterectomy in women with stage IA2 cervical cancer

Anuj Suri, Michael Frumovitz, Michael R. Milam, Ricardo dos Reis, Pedro T. Ramirez

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Abstract

Objective: To correlate findings on pathologic examination of loop electroexcisional procedure (LEEP) or cone biopsy specimens with residual disease in radical hysterectomy specimens in patients with stage IA2 cervical cancer to determine whether a subset of such patients may be eligible for conservative, fertility-sparing treatment. Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients diagnosed with stage IA2 cervical cancer who had undergone LEEP or cone biopsy before radical hysterectomy. Surgicopathologic features of LEEP and cone biopsy specimens were correlated with the presence or absence of residual tumor in radical hysterectomy specimens. Results: Forty-two patients met the inclusion criteria. At radical hysterectomy, 22 patients (52%) had no residual tumor, while 20 patients (48%) had residual disease. Margin status was the only statistically significant predictor of the presence or absence of residual disease at radical hysterectomy; positive margins predicted the presence of residual disease (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Women with stage IA2 cervical cancer and negative margins on LEEP or cone biopsy specimens should be counseled that they may be at low risk for having residual disease in the final radical hysterectomy specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-113
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume112
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • Conization
  • Residual disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

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