Short- and long term outcomes after abdominal radical trachelectomy versus radical hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis.


Department of Gynecological Oncology, Metaxa Memorial Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece. [Email]


Cervical cancer (CC) ranks 2nd for mortality among women of reproductive age in the United States. Abdominal radical trachelectomy (ART) is a fertility sparing approach that has been proposed in women with early stage CC who wish to preserve their fertility. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of RH vs ART for early stage CC.


Abdominal radical trachelectomy,Cervical cancer,Fertility sparing,Radical hysterectomy,