Complications of combined radical hysterectomy-Postoperative radiation therapy in women with early stage cervical cancer

James F. Barter, Seng Jaw Soong, Hugh M. Shingleton, Kenneth D. Hatch, James W. Orr

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Fifty patients with cervical cancer were treated with radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy followed by postoperative radiation therapy for high risk factors (nodal metastases, lymphvascular space invasion, close or involved margins) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center from 1969 to 1984. Fifteen (30%) of the patients treated had serious complications, 8 (16%) requiring an operation, and 1 (2%) dying as a result of treatment-related problems. This combined modality approach is associated with significant complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-296
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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