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Exeteration pelvic

David O Holtz, Charles Dunton
Cervical carcinoma is staged clinically by examination and simple radiological procedures. CT and MRI can, however, be used to guide management. Prognosis is best made by tumor size. depth of invasion, parametrial involvement, nodal status, LVSI, and histology. CIN III and CIS can be treated by ablative or excisional procedures. Hysterectomy should not be the primary treatment. Microinvasive (<3 mm) Stage IA cervical carcinoma can be treated conservatively with conization in patients who desire fertility, but the standard of care remains simple hysterectomy...
December 2002: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
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