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Revista Medica Herediana

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AGUILAR, Pedro  and  VALDIVIA, Henry. Clinical and pathological features of recurrent uterine cervical cancer after primary radical surgery. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.1, pp.30-35. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To describe clinical and pathological features of recurrent uterine cervical cancer, including site and time to recurrence and survival after primary radical surgery. Methods: Descriptive, observational case series study conducted at the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas in Lima between 1990 and 2005. Patients with recurrent uterine cervical cancer stages IB1 and IIA who had been treated with primary surgical resection were included. Kaplan-Meir survival curves were constructed. Results: 609 radical hysterectomies type II were performed; 53 (8.7%) had a recurrence. Mean age at diagnosis of recurrence was 44.5 years; mean time from surgery to recurrence was 18.9 months, and the most common site for recurrence was distant recurrence (415%), followed by central recurrence and pelvic recurrence. Site of recurrence and surgical margins had statistical association with time to recurrence. The most frequent salvage therapy was radiotherapy (45%). Mean survival time after recurrence was 26.9 months, and survival rate at 5 years was 9.4%. Conclusions: Recurrent uterine cervical cancer is not frequent, its affects young females causing distant metastasis mainly. Time to recurrence is shorter when recurrence is central and surgical margins are involved. Survival time after recurrence in patients treated surgically is short.

Keywords : Uterine cervical neoplasms; hysterectomy; recurrence.

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