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Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Aug;150(2):387-388. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.05.009. Epub 2018 May 24.

Uterine transposition after radical trachelectomy.

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1
Department of Gynecologic Oncology, AC Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: glauco.baiocchi@accamargo.org.br.
2
Department of Gynecologic Oncology, AC Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
3
Department of Radiation Oncology, AC Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

Objective:

To report the first uterine transposition for fertility sparing in cervical cancer.

Methods:

We report a 33-year-old woman with stage Ib1 cervical cancer (b2 cm in size) who had a radical trachelectomy that, after the definitive pathological report, fulfilled the criteria for adjuvant radiotherapy.

Results:

The patient had eggs retrieval and received gosereline 10.8 mg before surgery. The uterine corpus and ovaries were detached from the previous vaginal anastomosis, laparoscopically mobilized, and sutured in the right upper abdominal wall with non-absorbable transparietal suture. The adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (45 Gy) was delivered in the pelvis. One week after, the uterus and ovaries were repositioned and sutured in the vagina. The patient had hospital discharged in the 2° post-operative day and no early complications. After 6 months of follow-up the patient has regular menses and no evidence of recurrence.

Conclusions:

Uterine transposition is feasible after radical trachelectomy in selected patients who still desire to preserve fertility. However, further studies that address its effectiveness and safety are required.

KEYWORDS:

Cervical cancer; Radical trachelectomy; Uterine transposition

PMID:
29803317
DOI:
10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.05.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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