Oncology Letters | VOL. 25
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Conservative treatment of glassy cell cervical cancer: A case report

Publication Date Nov 21, 2022

Abstract

Glassy cell carcinoma (GCC) constitutes a rare yet histologically aggressive subtype of cervical cancer known for its rapid proliferation and high risk of recurrence and metastasis. Due to its low prevalence, the medical literature lacks large retrospective and prospective studies, and thus, no standardized management has been defined. The recommended treatment for GCC is radical hysterectomy with bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy; however, since it mainly affects young women of reproductive age, data in the literature suggest conservative management, such as radical trachelectomy. The present report describes the cases of 2 young patients treated conservatively with pelvic lymphadenectomy and radical trachelectomy for early-stage GCC of the cervix. The first patient was a 37-year-old patient who presented a 15-mm GCC tumor [International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IB1], and the second patient was a 23-year-old patient who presented a 14-mm GCC tumor (FIGO stage IB1). The first patient presented early vaginal recurrence 3 months postoperatively, which was treated with concomitant pelvic chemoradiation (45 Gy) followed by vaginal and uterine brachytherapy (15 Gy). The second patient presented internal iliac nodal recurrence 1 year after treatment, which was treated by carboplatin-paclitaxel-Avastin-based chemotherapy, followed by laparoscopic paraaortic lymph node dissection and pelvic chemoradiation (45 Gy). Both patients were tumor-free after 5 and 6 years, respectively. Due to the aggressiveness of...

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Glassy Cell Carcinoma Federation Of Gynecology And Obstetrics Stage IB1 Laparoscopic Paraaortic Lymph Node Dissection Young Women Of Reproductive Age Federation Of Gynecology And Obstetrics High Risk Of Recurrence Radical Trachelectomy Bilateral Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Glassy Cell Pelvic Chemoradiation

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