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A radical trachelectomy is surgery that removes the
cervix and the pelvic
Cervical cerclage is done at the same time. The
uterus is left so that later, pregnancy could occur.
If pregnancy does occur, delivery would be done by
Radical trachelectomy may be a treatment option for some young women
who have early cervical cancer and who hope to preserve their fertility.
Women who have had this procedure have higher rates of miscarriage and early delivery.footnote 1
Randall ME, et al. (2009). Uterine cervix. In RR Barakat et al., eds., Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, 5th ed., chap. 22, pp. 623–681. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRoss Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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