Conservative management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia during pregnancy

Robert Giuntoli, I. Tien Yeh, Naline Bhuett, Wico Chu, Karen Van Leewen, Peggy Van Der Lans

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Abstract

Conservative treatment of a pregnant woman with moderate dysplasia that progressed to microinvasive carcinoma within 6 months is presented along with a review of the relevant literature to date. Pregnancy does not necessarily create special difficulties for the detection and diagnosis of cervical lesions as long as the patient is, followed carefully. In this case, close observation using cytology and colposcopy along with colposcopically directed excisional biopsy postponed the need for more aggressive intervention, while minimizing possible disruption of the pregnancy and danger to the mother and infant. A simple hysterectomy performed 6 weeks postpartum proved successful and the cancer has not recurred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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