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Prolonged survival after episiotomy recurrence of cervical cancer complicating pregnancy
1 Department of Radiation Oncology, 2Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (USA)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(2), 211–213;
Published: 10 April 2011
Background: We report a case of recurrent cervical cancer in an episiotomy scar and the late treatment-related sequelae. Case: Cervical cancer was diagnosed following a vaginal delivery, and was treated with surgery and radiotherapy. The patient developed a recurrence in her episiotomy scar, and was treated with chemoradiation. She remains without evidence of disease ten years later. Conclusion: Successful treatment of recurrent cervical cancer with chemoradiation is possible, but may be associated with significant normal tissue toxicity.