Case Report

Simple trachelectomy of early invasive cervix carcinoma in the second trimester


  • Radek Chvatal
  • Peter Oppelt
  • Christian Koehler
  • Alvin Habelsberger
  • Cemil Yaman

Received Date: 20.07.2010 Accepted Date: 24.08.2010 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2011;12(2):121-123 PMID: 24591974

Although cervical carcinoma is among the most frequently encountered malignancies during pregnancy only a small number of cases during pregnancy have been reported. Usually, the patients have been treated by radical trachelectomy with or without chemotherapy during the pregnancy.

Laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection with frozen section, simple trachelectomy and cerclage were performed in the 22nd week of pregnancy. The histologic examination confirmed a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix of 35mm diameter, lymphangioinvasion (L1), low grade, clear surgical margin, negative pelvic lymph nodes according to stage Figo IB. Adjuvant chemotherapy with three cycles of cisplatin was performed after surgery. Delivery was performed by cesarean section followed by radical hysterectomy in the the 32nd week of pregnancy. Recurrent adjuvant chemotherapy with three cycles of cisplatin and local vaginal iridium radiation were performed after surgery. Patient had no surgery related complications. No relapse of cancer has been diagnosed during the following 16 months.

Simple trachelectomy may be alternative treatment option to radical trachelectomy for pregnant women with early stage cervical cancer without lymph node metastasis.

Keywords: Cervical cancer, pregnancy, trachelectomy, chemotherapy