Nowadays young women affected by early invasive uterine cervical cancer (stage IA2-IB1) may be offered a fertility-sparing treatment: the radical trachelectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection. This procedure consists in surgical removal of cervix uteri, proximal parametrial tissue, and vaginal cuff. The morphology and the functions of corpus uteri are preserved. Women candidates for trachelectomy must be closely selected. Gynecologist oncologist needs an imaging modality that can accurately value the tumoral diameter and which can demonstrate proximal extension of tumor to ensure surgical clear resection margins (especially the cranial one). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a very useful examination in pre-operative study of women affected by early cervical cancer. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of MRI with hydrocolpos about pre- and postoperative work-up in women eligible for fertility-sparing treatment.
- Early invasive cervical cancer
- Fertility-sparing treatment
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Radical vaginal trachelectomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging