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Carcinoma of the cervix stage T1b. A 15 years review of 256 cases
256 patients of the years 1965-1979 who suffered from collum carcinoma stage T1b were reviewed. Most of the neoplasmas were squamous cell carcinoma (81%). By tumor screening only 21% of the carcinomas were detected. The treatment was in most of the cases a radical hysterectomy (Wertheim-Meigs). Postoperative radiotherapy was performed in cases of poor differentiated carcinoma or if lymphatic nodes had been occupied by the tumor. Thus only 43 patients had no radiotherapy. A 5 year-follow-up was possible in 151 cases. Women older than 40 year showed a better prognosis than younger women. Patients treated only by radiotherapy had a five year survival rate of 88%. No difference in prognosis was observed, if radiotherapy was additionally performed. There was no significant difference of severe complications in either forms of treatment.