Locally advanced cervical cancer complicating pregnancy: A case of competing risks from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome

R De Vincenzo, L Tortorella, C Ricci, A F Cavaliere, G F Zannoni, M G Cefalo, G Scambia, A Fagotti

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A case of stage IB2 cervical cancer at 27 weeks of pregnancy, treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical Cesarean hysterectomy with full pelvic and infra-mesenteric lymphadenectomy, and adjuvant chemo-radiation is described. While she remains without disease, her baby was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. We highlight the pre-operative work-up, treatment options, safety, feasibility, and outcomes for the mother and her fetus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-405
Number of pages8
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018



  • Adult
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/drug therapy
  • Cesarean Section
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Cisplatin/administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Paclitaxel/administration & dosage
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic/drug therapy
  • Salpingectomy
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/drug therapy

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