Excisional cone as fertility-sparing treatment in early-stage cervical cancer.

Anna Fagotti, Maria Lucia Gagliardi, C Moruzzi, Vito Carone, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco Fanfani

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OBJECTIVE: To describe a case series of early-stage cervical cancer patients treated with excisional cone instead of radical trachelectomy as fertility-sparing surgery. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Early-stage cervical cancer (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IA2-IB1), age ≤45 years, tumor ≤20 mm. INTERVENTION(S): Cold-knife conization and laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Recurrence and pregnancy rate. RESULT(S): There were 17 patients: 4 (23.5%) IA2, 13 (76.5%) IB1; 12 (70.5%) squamous cell carcinoma, 4 (23.5%) adenocarcinoma, and 1 (6%) glassy cell tumor. Four cases (23.5%) involved lymphovascular space invasion. The median number of lymph nodes removed was 18 (range 13-51). None of the patients received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and two patients (12%) received three courses of adjuvant chemotherapy. No recurrences were observed after a median follow-up of 16 months (range 8-101 months). Two of five patients (40%) attempting to conceive had a spontaneous pregnancy and delivery. CONCLUSION(S): In selected and informed patients, conization and laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy seems to be feasible as a fertility-sparing surgical approach.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1109-1112
Numero di pagine4
RivistaFertility and Sterility
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011


  • cervical cancer
  • fertility-sparing


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