Skip to main content
main-content

12.02.2019 | Original Article

Prolonged conservative treatment in patients with recurrent endometrial cancer after primary fertility-sparing therapy: 15-year experience

Zeitschrift:
International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Autoren:
Yao Wang, Mei Yu, Jia-xin Yang, Dong-yan Cao, Zhen Yuan, Hui-mei Zhou, Ying Zhang, Lei Li, Keng Shen, Huanwen Wu
Wichtige Hinweise

Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (https://​doi.​org/​10.​1007/​s10147-019-01404-2) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Publisher’s Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Abstract

Objective

To evaluate the efficacy and prognosis of repeated treatment on patients with recurrent endometrial cancer (EC) after complete remission for primary fertility-preserving therapy.

Materials and methods

We performed a retrospective study of patients with presumed stage IA endometrial cancer who had recurrence after achieving complete remission by fertility-preserving management at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, from January 2003 to April 2018. For each patient, medical records and pathology reports were reviewed. The demographic features, treatment efficacy, tumor prognosis, and reproductive outcome were analyzed.

Results

Of the 41 recurrent patients with a median disease-free interval period of 16 months (range, 5–55 months), 23 were diagnosed at recurrence as EC, and 18 were diagnosed as atypical hyperplasia (AH) or endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN). 26 patients received repeated fertility-preserving treatment, and 23 patients were evaluable for efficacy. The complete response (CR) rate of repeated treatment (19/23, 82.6%) was lower than that of primary fertility-preserving treatment (161/170, 94.7%) with borderline significance (P = 0.053). The CR rate of AH/EIN patients was higher than that of EC patients with no statistical difference (92.9% vs 66.7%, P = 0.260). Among 19 patients achieved CR, 3 got pregnant and delivered successfully, while 3 had a second relapse. Four cases failed to response to the repeated treatment and underwent definitive surgery. 15 patients referred to definitive surgery directly after recurrence and one of them had a pelvic recurrence after 120 months. All patients are alive without evidence of disease at last follow-up.

Conclusions

For patients with recurrent EC after primary fertility-preserving treatment, repeated fertility-preserving treatment can still achieve a promising response and patients have possibilities of completing childbirth.

Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten

★ PREMIUM-INHALT
e.Med Interdisziplinär

Mit e.Med Interdisziplinär erhalten Sie Zugang zu allen CME-Fortbildungen und Fachzeitschriften auf SpringerMedizin.de. Zusätzlich können Sie eine Zeitschrift Ihrer Wahl in gedruckter Form beziehen – ohne Aufpreis.

Nicht verpassen: e.Med bis 13. März 2019 100€ günstiger im ersten Jahr!

Weitere Produktempfehlungen anzeigen
Zusatzmaterial
Supplementary material 1 (DOCX 24 KB)
10147_2019_1404_MOESM1_ESM.docx
Literatur
Über diesen Artikel
  1. Das kostenlose Testabonnement läuft nach 14 Tagen automatisch und formlos aus. Dieses Abonnement kann nur einmal getestet werden.


 

Neu im Fachgebiet Onkologie

Mail Icon II Newsletter

Bestellen Sie unseren kostenlosen Newsletter Update Onkologie und bleiben Sie gut informiert – ganz bequem per eMail.

Bildnachweise