Twenty-eight cases of pregnancy associated invasive carcinoma of the cervix diagnosed and treated over 10 years at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical School of Debrecen, Hungary, were analysed. Pregnancy associated cervical carcinoma had a more favourable stage distribution than the disease presenting in women who were not pregnant. The stagespecific survival was not worse than in non-pregnant cases. There was no evidence of adverse consequences when one stage Ib case was treated in the first trimester by amputation of the cervix or in two stage Ib cases where treatment was delayed until the fetus was viable. Some carefully assessed stage Ia cases seem to be suitable exemptions from radical hysterectomy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology