Radical trachelectomy for early stage cervical cancer: the Queensland experience

Faber-Swensson, Anders P., Perrin, Lewis C. and Nicklin, James L. (2014) Radical trachelectomy for early stage cervical cancer: the Queensland experience. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54 5: 450-452. doi:10.1111/ajo.12234


Author Faber-Swensson, Anders P.
Perrin, Lewis C.
Nicklin, James L.
Title Radical trachelectomy for early stage cervical cancer: the Queensland experience
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8666
1479-828X
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ajo.12234
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 54
Issue 5
Start page 450
End page 452
Total pages 3
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background

Radical trachelectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection are an increasingly recognised treatment for early cervical cancer in women wishing to retain their fertility.

Aims

To analyse and summarise the outcomes of women having undergone radical trachelectomies at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC) between June 2000 and June 2012.

Methods

Retrospective study of data collected on the QCGC database.

Results

17 women underwent radical trachelectomies, with six subsequently giving birth to a total of seven live term babies, all delivered by caesarean section. There was one-first trimester miscarriage, but no major obstetric complications. There have been no cancer recurrences, deaths or major complications.

Conclusions

Radical trachelectomy should be offered as an alternative treatment for women with early stage cervical cancer who wish to preserve their fertility as long as they are aware of the increased risk of infertility and preterm birth.
Keyword Cancer
Cervix
Fertility
Surgery
Trachelectomy
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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