Cervical Cancer: Radical Trachelectomy
A radical trachelectomy is surgery that removes the Reference cervix Opens New Window and the pelvic Reference lymph nodes Opens New Window. Reference Cervical cerclage Opens New Window is done at the same time. The Reference uterus Opens New Window is left so that later, pregnancy could occur. If pregnancy does occur, delivery would be done by Reference cesarean Opens New Window (C-section).
Radical trachelectomy may be a treatment option for some young women who have early Reference cervical cancer Opens New Window and who hope to preserve their fertility. Women who have had this procedure have higher rates of miscarriage and early delivery.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 1, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology