Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
Print version ISSN 0034-7434
DE LA CALLE FERNANDEZ-MIRANDA, María et al. Obstetric complications after a radical trachelectomy: case report and review of literature. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2010, vol.61, n.3, pp. 262-266. ISSN 0034-7434.
Introduction: radical trachelectomy (TR) is a surgical technique which is used in the early stages of cervical cancer in females wishing to conserve their reproductive ability. Pregnancies following this surgical technique having been applied could trigger obstetric complications. This article was thus aimed at reviewing the literature related to these patients’ obstetric prognosis. Methodology: a clinical case is presented. A literature search was made in MEDLInE databases, via PubMed and Cochrane, using the following key words: "cervical cancer", "radical trachelectomy", "pregnancy", "obstetric complications". Results: 17 articles were evaluated, covering review articles, articles expressing opinion and clinical cases. Conclusion: preserving fertility in early stages of cervical cancer by radical trachelectomy is increasingly acquiring more acceptance as more cases are published in the literature. Obstetric results seem to be becoming more favorable even though complications are becoming more numerous compared to incidence in the general population.
Keywords : cáncer de cérvix; traquelectomía radical; embarazo; complicaciones obstétricas.