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Cervical cancer associated with genital prolapse - a brief review of the literature and long-term results of successful treatment with radiochemotherapy and surgery in a very frail patient
D. Reimer1, A. Sztankay2, I. Steppan1, E. Abfalter1, H. Lunzer1, C. Marth1, A. G. Zeimet1,*
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Innsbruck Medical University
2 Department of Radiotherapy, Innsbruck Medical University (Austria)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(3), 272–275;
Published: 10 June 2008
Background: A case of cervical cancer associated with irreducible procidentia successfully treated with external beam radiation and extracorporeal HDR-AL with concomitant chemotherapy followed by obliterative vaginal surgery is reported for the first time. Case: A 73-year-old woman presented in frail condition suffering from a huge, irreducible uterovaginal procidentia combined with a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in FIGO Stage IIa. Successful treatment consisted of sequential application of combined radiotherapy with concurrent cisplatin chemotherapy followed by total vaginal hysterectomy and partial colpectomy with colpocleisis according to the Labhardt method. The five-year follow-up documents the excellent long-term results with regard to cervical cancer and pelvic floor stability. Conclusion: Especially in patients ineligible for extended surgery, radiochemotherapy followed by an obliterative surgical approach is feasible without aberrant wound healing and constitutes a suitable and efficient option for treating carcinomas of the cervix associated with irreducible genital prolapse.
Squamous cell carcinoma