Abstract Radical trachelectomy is now recognized as a valid treatment option for young women with early-stage cervical cancer with lesions measuring less than 2 cm. However, for women with bulky lesions measuring greater than 2cm, few data are available in the literature to guide management. There are currently 2 options available: either upfront radical trachelectomy or neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by fertility-preserving surgery. Overall, both options offer very good oncologic outcome; however, the rate of fertility preservation and obstetrical outcome seem superior after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Advantages and disadvantages of both options are discussed and a thorough literature review is provided. Issues to be further studied are also outlined.
- Fertility preservation
- Bulky early-stage cervical cancer
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- Fertility-preserving surgery
- Abdominal radical trachelectomy
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