Early invasive carcinoma of the cervix.
ABSTRACT Ninety-two patients with early invasive carcinoma of the cervix (5 mm or less) treated between July 1977 and June 1990 are reviewed. Eighty patients had squamous cell carcinomas and 12 had adenocarcinomas. The diagnosis was established by conization in 77 of 92 (83.6%) patients. Thirty-six patients (39%) had a depth of stromal invasion of 1 mm or less, 32 patients (35%) between 1 and 3 mm, and 24 patients (26%) between 3 and 5 mm. Forty-four patients were treated with radical hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy (RHND). None of these patients had positive lymph nodes. Thirty-three patients were treated with conservative hysterectomy (CH), 4 with modified radical hysterectomy, and 2 with trachelectomy. Six patients received radiotherapy. Three patients were treated by conization only. Two patients developed in situ carcinoma (CIS) of the vagina 12 months after CH for lesions on conization that invaded less than 1 mm. In both cases the cone margins were positive, and in one a microscopic focus of CIS of the cervix was present at the resection margin of the hysterectomy specimen. A third patient developed an invasive lesion of the vagina 25 months after CH for a lesion that invaded 2.5 mm in a cone whose margins were not specified, but the hysterectomy margins were clear. All 3 patients were successfully retreated. The remaining patients are free of disease for a median follow-up of 51 months. The results of the study indicate that CH is adequate therapy for patients in whom the diagnosis of early invasive cervical cancer is established by conization with free margins and the depth of invasion is 3 mm or less. Although only 1 of 24 patients with invasion > 3 mm but < or = 5 mm had a CH, pathologic findings in 18 patients who had RHND suggest that CH would have been sufficient for these since there were no instances of spread to nodes or parametrium.
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ABSTRACT: To assess the rate, the cumulative proportion, and the predictors of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2-3 (CIN 2-3) and invasive disease during the follow-up of patients conservatively treated for microinvasive (stage Ia1-2) squamous cell carcinoma (MIC) of the uterine cervix. Two hundred thirty women (median age, 37 years; range, 20-69 years) conservatively treated for MIC were followed up for 10 years and analyzed for cumulative proportion of CIN 2-3/invasive disease. The multivariate survival analysis was used to assess the clinicopathological features predicting the development of CIN 2-3/SCC. Of the 230 patients primarily treated by cone, 76 (33%) underwent hysterectomy as the immediate retreatment, and 13 had a residual disease. The remaining 154 women were subjected to posttreatment follow-up. The depth of stromal invasion was strongly associated with the prevalence of positive lymph nodes and lymphovascular space invasion (LVSI). The detection rate of CIN 2-3/SCC was stable at the first 2 visits (6.5% and 6.9%) and dropped thereafter. The cumulative proportion of patients whose conditions were diagnosed as CIN 2-3/carcinoma was 0.07, 0.09, 0.15, and 0.19 at 6, 12, 36, and 120 months, respectively. In multivariate survival analysis, involvement of 4 quadrants (odds ratio [OR], 5.8), LVSI (OR, 4.5), and cone margin involvement (OR, 5.6) were significant independent predictors of CIN 2-3/SCC after treatment. The upper age tertile (42-69 years) was an independent protective factor (OR, 0.3; 95% confidence interval, 0.1-0.9). A close, long-term surveillance should be scheduled for the MIC patients conservatively treated. Cone margin involvement, LVSI, and the number of quadrants involved on colposcopy are independent risk factors for disease persistence and/or progression to SCC.International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 01/2009; 19(1):33-8. DOI:10.1111/IGC.0b013e318197f53b
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ABSTRACT: Our aim was to identify independent factors that correlated with colposcopically directed biopsy's reliability as a method for diagnosing early cervical cancer. One hundred ninety-one of a total of 2265 patients who had colposcopic examinations because of abnormal Papanicolaou smears were included in this study. These patients had all undergone a hysterectomy after being diagnosed as having cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade III by colposcopically directed biopsy. By univariate analysis, old age (P = 0.0195), achievement of menopausal status (P = 0.0046), large lesion size (P = 0.0021), and unsatisfactory colposcopy (P = 0.0017) were found to be associated with the nondiagnosis of early cervical cancer. However, multivariate analysis using stepwise logistic regression revealed that large lesion size (P = 0.003) and unsatisfactory colposcopy (P = 0.0008) were the only independent factors that correlated with nondiagnosis. Our findings indicate that in order to reach a clear-cut diagnosis, cases with either unsatisfactory colposcopy or satisfactory colposcopy with large lesions (despite a lack of histologic evidence of invasions) should undergo a diagnostic conization.Gynecologic Oncology 10/1995; 58(3):356-61. DOI:10.1006/gyno.1995.1242