Report of a pregnant woman underwent radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer
Ali Irfan Guzel, Emre Özgü, Serap Akbay, Salim Erkaya and Tayfun Güngör
Cervical cancer during pregnancy has an incidence of about 1 to 10 in 10.000 individuals and is one of the most common malignancies occurring during pregnancy. In this report, we aimed to evaluate a pregnant women with cervical cancer underwent radical hysterectomy and pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy at our clinic. A 47 years of pregnant woman (G8, P7) with an intrauterine pregnancy of 4 weeks 6 days of gestation admitted to our high risk pregnancy department with vaginal bleeding complaint. On vaginal examination, we detected a 4 cm of lesion protruding from the cervix. Biopsy of the lesion was proved as microinvasive squamous carcinoma of the cervix. Subsequently radical hysterectomy and pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy was performed. Postoperative pathology was large cell keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. In conclusion, although its rarity, clinicians should suspect of cervical cancer in a pregnant woman complaining of vaginal bleeding.
Keywords: Pregnancy, Vaginal bleeding, Cancer of the cervix