Total pelvic exenteration for locally invasive cervical tumor in an elderly patient - a case report and literature review

Nicolae Bacalbaşa, Irina Bălescu, Dana Tomescu, Vladislav Braşoveanu
2015 Journal of Translational Medicine and Research  
Cervical cancer is an aggressive gynecologic malignancy with a high capacity of local tumor spread and involvement of the surrounding organs. In these cases multiple pelvic organ resection might be needed to obtain a good local control of the disease. Although plevic exenteration has been considered for long time as a debilitant procedure associated with unacceptable risks of postoperative complications, in the last few decades it has been recognised as a salvage therapy and the only possible
more » ... the only possible chance for cure for these cases which can be safely applied in elderly patients too. We present the case of a 81 year old patient who was diagnosed with a large cervical tumor invading the urinary bladder and the rectum in whom a total pelvic exenteration was performed.
doi:10.21614/jtmr-20-1-29 fatcat:awkd5jzhofetnapc4lxo2k7d5y