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Abdominal radical trachelectomy (ART) performed during pregnancy: a case report
M.E. Căpîlna1, *, B. Szabo1, S.C. Rusu1, J. Becsi1, F.C. Szasz1, M. Morariu2, B. Moldovan3, I.M. Paşcanu4
1 First Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu-Mures, Romania
2 First Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu-Mures, Romania
3 Department of General Surgery, “St. Constantin” Hospital, Brasov
4 Endocrinology Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Târgu-Mures, Romania
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2017, 38(1), 129–131; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3355.2017
Published: 10 February 2017
Purpose of investigation: Cervical cancer is one of the most frequent malignant diseases diagnosed during pregnancy. Abdominal or vaginal radical trachelectomies are fertility-preserving alternatives to radical hysterectomy for young women with early-stage cervical cancer that can be performed during ongoing pregnancy. Material and Methods: The authors report a pregnancy complicated by cervical cancer treated by abdominal radical trachelectomy (ART) at 16-17 gestational weeks with preservation of the concurrent pregnancy. Results: The pregnancy evolved normally and delivery occurred at 38-39 gestational weeks by elective caesarean section. Conclusions: Radical trachelectomy could be offered as an option for pregnant patients with early invasive cervical cancer. It may help women to avoid the triple losses of a desired pregnancy, fertility, and motherhood.