Management of pregnancy after radical trachelectomy

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Abstract

Radical trachelectomy (RT) is a surgery for early-stage cervical cancer treatment that preserves the childbearing ability, and its use has become increasingly common worldwide. Thus, the rate of conception in women who have undergone RT is increasing. However, pregnancy after RT is associated with a higher risk of several obstetric complications such as preterm delivery, preterm premature membrane rupture, and abnormal bleeding from varices at the site of uterovaginal anastomosis. Furthermore, since RT have a residual prophylactic cerclage, it is difficult to manage first- and second-trimester miscarriages. There is little previous data on the management of pregnancy after RT. In this review article, we summarize various management methods and experiences to provide a guide to clinicians for perinatal management after RT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-225
Number of pages6
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume162
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul

Keywords

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cesarean section
  • Miscarriage
  • Pregnancy
  • Trachelectomy
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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