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Gynecol Oncol. 2005 May;97(2):707-9.

Laparoscopic abdominal radical trachelectomy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Faculty Hospital and 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University, Apolinarska 18, Prague 2, Czech Republic. david.cibula@iol.cz

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Radical trachelectomy is a fertility preserving alternative for young women with early stages of cervical cancer. Currently, a technique of abdominal radical approach is used in a few centres. With growing availability of laparoscopy, a novel technique of laparoscopic radical trachelectomy might be an alternative.

CASE:

Presented is one case of laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy with radical trachelectomy in young woman with IB cervical cancer. No intraoperative or postoperative complications occurred. Operation time reached 250 min, estimated blood loss was 250 ml. Limited follow-up of 9 months was uneventful and patient indicates normal menstrual pattern and satisfactory sexual intercourse.

CONCLUSION:

Laparoscopic abdominal radical trachelectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy might be an alternative technique in the treatment of early stages cervical cancer in patients who desire future pregnancy. The procedure is in principle identical to the standard abdominal radical hysterectomy. Centres practising laparoscopic radical hysterectomy can adopt the technique without any special surgical training.

PMID:
15863188
DOI:
10.1016/j.ygyno.2005.01.042
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