Radical trachelectomy for clear cell carcinoma of the cervix in a 6-year old: A case report, review, and description of the surgical technique

Felicia C. Lester, Diana L Farmer, Joseph T. Rabban, Lee May Chen

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Clear cell carcinoma is a rare pediatric cervical cancer, seen primarily in the setting of in utero diethylstilbesterol exposure. Historically, this type of cancer has been treated with radical hysterectomy and lymph-node dissection, rendering patients incapable of carrying a pregnancy in the future. We describe a young patient with clear cell carcinoma of the cervix who, through a multidisciplinary collaboration, was managed by a fertility-sparing alternative surgical approach-a radical trachelectomy. We present the surgical technique and review the current evidence regarding the use of radical trachelectomy as a fertility-sparing procedure in young patients with cervical cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2010



  • Clear cell
  • Fertility-sparing
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Pediatric cervical cancer
  • Trachelectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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