Carcinoma of the cervical stump

Brigitte E. Miller, Larry J. Copeland, Arthur D. Hamberger, David M. Gershenson, Patton B. Saul, Jay Herson, Felix N. Rutledge

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This review is a retrospective analysis of 263 patients with carcinoma of the cervical stump treated at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute between 1963 and 1975. Symptomatology, stage distribution, and histology of carcinoma of the cervical stump showed no significant differences from cervical carcinoma of the intact uterus. Depending on the tumor stage, tumor volume, and distorted anatomy, treatment consisted of various combinations of intracavitary radium and transvaginal and external radiation. The 5-year survival was 100% in stage 0, 91% in stage I, 77% in stage II, 46% in stage III, and 37% in stage IV. The results achieved are similar to those in cervical cancer of the intact uterus. The complication rate was 30% and there were 9 (3.7%) deaths related to radiation complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-108
Number of pages9
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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