Bilateral pelvic lymph node metastases in a case of FIGO stage IA(1) adenocarcinoma of the cervix.


Journal Article

INTRODUCTION: Although the FIGO staging system has been recently described for microinvasive adenocarcinoma of the cervix, the precise role it will have on determining how patients are treated remains uncertain. Using various definitions for the classification of microinvasion, recent reports have suggested conservative management for patients with this disease. CASE: We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with FIGO stage IA(1) adenocarcinoma of the cervix found to have bilateral microscopic pelvic lymph node metastases. To our knowledge, this is the only documented case of lymph node metastases in a patient with IA(1) disease. CONCLUSIONS: A review of the controversial issues involving the definition and management of microinvasive adenocarcinoma of the cervix is presented. The finding of lymph node metastases in our patient provides support for aggressive surgical management in selected patients with this disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nagarsheth, NP; Maxwell, GL; Bentley, RC; Rodriguez, G

Published Date

  • June 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 467 - 470

PubMed ID

  • 10831362

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10831362

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-8258

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/gyno.2000.5786


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States