Introduction: There is currently no standard of care for women with cervical cancer stage IB2 (FIGO 2018, >= 2 cm and
Objective: To compare rates of fertility, pregnancy, life births as well as recurrence for women with cervical cancer stage IB2 treated with either NACT followed by VRT, or ART.
Methods: A systematic review was performed using the PubMed database. Articles reporting the search term 'trachelectomy' as text word or as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) were identified.
Results: Ten studies were identified with a total of 338 patients. After NACT followed by VRT 39% of the women tried to conceive, 70% of these women got pregnant, of which 63% resulted in a life birth. The overall recurrence and death rate were 10% and 2.9% respectively. After ART 40% of the women tried to conceive, 21% of these women got pregnant, which resulted in a life birth rate of 42%. Recurrence and death rate after ART were 6.9%, and 3.4% respectively.
Conclusion: Women with cervical cancer stage IB2 and a wish to preserve fertility treated with NACT followed by VRT have a significantly higher chance of pregnancy than women treated with ART, with comparative oncological results. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
- Cervical cancer
- Abdominal trachelectomy
- Vaginal trachelectomy
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- DENSITY NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY
- VASCULAR SPACE INVASION
- SQUAMOUS CANCER