Abdominal radical trachelectomy during pregnancy to preserve pregnancy and fertility

László Ungár, J. Richard Smith, László Pálfalvi, Giuseppe Del Priore

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BACKGROUND: For 10,000-40,000 women each year, cervical cancer complicates pregnancy. Current therapy usually terminates the pregnancy and results in the loss of future fertility. Abdominal radical trachelectomy is a fertility-preserving alternative to radical hysterectomy for young women with cervical cancer. CASES: We report five pregnancies complicated by cervical cancer treated by abdominal radical trachelectomy with preservation of the concurrent pregnancy and the birth of two healthy term infants. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy complicated by concurrent cervical cancer can be managed with abdominal radical trachelectomy during pregnancy while preserving future fertility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-814
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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