Obstet Gynecol Sci.  2021 May;64(3):317-321. 10.5468/ogs.19127.

Vaginal delivery after robot-assisted uterine artery-preserving radical trachelectomy for early-stage cervical cancer

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea


Radical trachelectomy is conducted in women with early stage cervical cancer who strongly desire fertility preservation. To improve fertility outcomes, the preservation of the uterine artery has been suggested, which can be feasible by minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy or robots. Although cesarean delivery is required for maternal and fetal health, vaginal delivery is a concern due to the fast delivery process of risk of preterm labor. We report a case of a 32-year-old nulliparous woman with stage IB1 cervical cancer who underwent robot-assisted uterine artery-preserving radical trachelectomy for improving fertility. This case is meaningful because she delivered by vaginal delivery after incision of the fibrotic ring at the level of uterovaginal anastomosis because delivery proceeded too quickly prior to the preparation of the cesarean delivery.


Cervical cancer; Robot-assisted radical trachelectomy; Preservation of the uterine arteries; Vagianl delinvery
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