Laparoscopic radical trachelectomy for preservation of fertility in early cervical cancer. A case report

David Isla Ortiz, Gonzalo Montalvo-Esquivel, José Gregorio Chanona-Vilchis, Ángel Herrera Gómez, Silvio Antonio Ñamendys Silva, Luis René Pareja Franco
2016 Cirugía y Cirujanos (English Edition)  
Radical hysterectomy is the standard treatment for patients with early-stage cervical cancer. However, for women who wish to preserve fertility, radical trachelectomy is a safe and viable option. Objective: To present the first case of laparoscopic radical trachelectomy performed in the National Cancer Institute, and published in Mexico. Clinical case: Patient, 34 years old, gravid 1, caesarean 1, stage IB1 cervical cancer, squamous, wishing to preserve fertility. She underwent a laparoscopic
more » ... dical trachelectomy and bilateral dissection of the pelvic lymph nodes. Operation time was 330 min, and the estimated blood loss was 100 ml. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications. The final pathology reported a tumour of 15 mm with infiltration of 7 mm, surgical margins without injury, and pelvic nodes without tumour. After a 12 month follow-up, the patient is having regular periods, but has not yet tried to get pregnant. No evidence of recurrence. Conclusions: Laparoscopic radical trachelectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy is a safe alternative in young patients who wish to preserve fertility with early stage cervical cancer.
doi:10.1016/j.circen.2016.06.011 fatcat:jpwwxwrpdnhy7out2tfuq3q7tq