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Trachelectomy



In gynecology, trachelectomy, also cervicectomy, is surgical removal of the uterine cervix.[1] It is a fertility preserving alternative to a hysterectomy, in early cervical cancer.[2]

Additional recommended knowledge

Currently, it is not yet considered the standard of care; hysterectomy is the standard of care.[3]

References

  1. ^ Trachelectomy. baymoon.com. URL: http://www.baymoon.com/~gyncancer/library/glossary/bldeftrachelect.htm. Accessed: September 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Dursun P, Ayhan A, Kuscu E (2007). "New surgical approaches for the management of cervical carcinoma". doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2007.07.012. PMID 17768027.
  3. ^ Ramirez PT, Levenback C (2004). "Radical trachelectomy: is it here to stay?". Gynecol. Oncol. 94 (3): 611–3. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2004.07.031. PMID 15350348.
 
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