IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 7 / Issue 2 / pii/1986013

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Open Access Case Report

Pregnancy after radiation therapy for carcinoma of the cervix

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1 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology, Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Hillbrow and Johannesburg Hospitals, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1986, 7(2), 63–68;
Published: 10 June 1986
Abstract

A successful pregnancy after intracawtary rad1ation therapy for carcinoma of the cervix is described. An additional 13 similar cases from the literature are reviewed. The possible reasons for the occurrence of these pregnancies despite irradiation to the ovaries, cervical canal and endometrium are discussed. The fact is emphasized that no genetic damage to the child was expected.

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