Can adenocarcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix be treated safely by conisation in combination with endocervical curettage?

B B Booth, L K Petersen

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic value of endocervical curettage (ECC) after conisation in patients treated for adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) of the uterine cervix.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with AIS diagnosed between 1990 and 2010 and with a minimum of 1.5 years of follow-up were retrospectively identified using computerised clinical files.

RESULTS: The authors identified 195 patients (median age 32 years) with a median follow-up of 6.4 years. ECC was performed in 165 patients. In 144 (87%) the initial ECC was normal. In 129 no recurrence was observed during follow-up (90%). A positive ECC was observed in 21. Thirteen patients had hysterectomies; six hysterectomies were normal. Eight patients treated conservatively developed no recurrent disease. Two patients with a positive ECC did not have a hysterectomy and developed recurrent disease. In patients with affected margins, 17% developed recurrent disease.

CONCLUSION: ECC performed during initial conisation is a prognostic tool for the treatment ofAIS. Close follow-up is recommended in patients treated conservatively.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume35
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)683-687
Number of pages5
ISSN0392-2936
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma in Situ/surgery
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Conization/methods
  • Curettage/methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Middle Aged
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/surgery
  • Endocervical curettage
  • Dysplasia
  • Adenocarcinoma in situ

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