Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the 5-year survival and morbidity when radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy with pre- and postoperative radiation have been performed for IA2-IIB stage cervical cancer. Study design: During a 10 and a half year period between July, 1990 and December, 2000, 501 consecutive radical hysterectomies with bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomies were performed by the same gynecological surgeon for stage IA2, IB, IIA and IIB carcinoma of the cervix at the I. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University Budapest. The patients were treated by pre- and postoperative irradiation as well. Results: Perioperative complications apart from recurrence were minimal with no long-term morbidity. The absolute 5-year survival rates for the patients in stage IA2, IB1, IB2, IIA and IIB were 94,4%, 90,7%, 84,1%, 71,1% and 55,4%, respectively. The respective 5-year survival rates for patients without or with lymph node metastasis, were 94,5% and 33,3% in stage IB2, 81,7% and 48,7% in stage IIA and 70,2% and 36,5% in stage IIB, respectively. Conclusion: Nerve-sparing radical abdominal hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection and pre- and postoperative irradiation remains the treatment of choice for most patients with early-stage and even in IIB-stage cervical cancer. The radicality and extent of lymph node dissection and parametrial resection should be individualized and tailored to tumor- and patient-related risk factors.
|Translated title of the contribution||Wertheim-operation: 5-year survival of 501 consecutive cases of cervical cancer|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 26 2006|
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