The standard of care for locally advanced carcinoma of uterine cervix is concurrent chemoradiation therapy followed by intracavitary brachytherapy, when there is para-aortic lymphadenopathy, radiation field needs to be extended to para-aortic region. In the latter case dose limiting organs are spinal cord, kidneys and small intestine. We present a challenging case of FIGO IVB squamous cell carcinoma of cervix and a pelvic kidney. This patient received chemoradiation to pelvis and para-aortic field, brachytherapy was not performed as patient already had undergone attempted hysterectomy. Treatment, outcome and challenges encountered in this case are presented and literature is reviewed.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2012). FIGO IVB (para-aortic lymph adenopathy) squamous cell carcinoma of uterine cervix associated with a left pelvic kidney: a therapeutic challenge. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 62(6), 615-6.
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