Follow-up study of 232 patients with stage Ia1 and 411 patients with stage Ia2 squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix (microinvasive carcinoma).

@article{Kolstad1989FollowupSO,
  title={Follow-up study of 232 patients with stage Ia1 and 411 patients with stage Ia2 squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix (microinvasive carcinoma).},
  author={P Kolstad},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={1989},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={265-72}
}
  • P Kolstad
  • Published 1989 in Gynecologic oncology
This report retrospectively analyzes 643 patients with microinvasive squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix who were followed-up for 3-17 years. The cases were classified according to the FIGO definition adopted in 1985 which includes a subdivision into Stage Ia1 and Stage Ia2. It is concluded that the new FIGO system has definite advantages for the decision of therapy in microinvasive carcinoma. Unnecessary radical treatment can be avoided.