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High–dose density chemotherapy followed by simple trachelectomy: full-term pregnancy
  1. H. Robova*,
  2. M. Pluta*,
  3. M. Hrehorcak*,
  4. P. Skapa and
  5. L. Rob*
  1. * Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and
  2. Pathology and Molecular Biology, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Lukas Rob, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University, V uvalu 84, 150 00 Prague, Czech Republic. Email: lukas.rob{at}


We report five patients with early-stage cervical cancer who do not fulfill criteria of fertility-sparing surgery (tumor more than 2 cm in the biggest diameter or infiltrating more than half of stroma). Five patients received three cycles of dose density neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) at a 10-day interval: cisplatin plus ifosfamide in squamous cell cancer or plus doxorubicin in adenocarcinoma with good tolerance. After NAC, they underwent laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy and vaginal simple trachelectomy. Two patients had no residual tumor, two had only microscopic residual disease, and one had macroscopic residual disease. Two women became pregnant 5 and 8 months after surgery, one delivered in term healthy baby and one is now in the second trimester of pregnancy without any complications. NAC followed by fertility-sparing surgery seems to be feasible treatment for women with tumor bigger than 2 cm or infiltrated more than half of the stroma.

  • neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • pregnancy
  • sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • simple trachelectomy

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