Close vaginal margins as a prognostic factor after radical hysterectomy.

  title={Close vaginal margins as a prognostic factor after radical hysterectomy.},
  author={Ricardo Estape and Roberto Angioli and Marisol Madrigal and Milos J Janicek and Carmen I Gomez and M Dolores Pe{\~n}alver and Hervy E. Averette},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  volume={68 3},
From 1965 to 1995, at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, 1223 patients with stage IA2, IB, or IIA cervical cancer have undergone a radical hysterectomy. The charts of these patients were reviewed retrospectively for pathology reports showing positive or close surgical margins. Fifty-one of these cases had final pathology results interpreted as close vaginal margins (CVM), which we define as tumor less than or equal to 0.5 cm from the vaginal margins of resection. All… CONTINUE READING


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