Between 1969 and 1986, 234 cases of stage Ib and 179 cases of stage Ila cervix carcinoma were treated at the University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Debrecen, Hungary. Stage-respective survival curves of patients treated by radical surgery with or without pre-operative local radiography were analysed by the life table method. Survival curves of patients with positive pre-operative lymphography were compared with those with negative findings. Negative lymphography was not reflected in better survival when compared with that of patients with positive lymphography. The result suggests that lymphography has a limited role in the management of patients with stage Ib and Ila carcinoma of the cervix.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology