Locally advanced stage cervical cancer diagnosed during pregnancy is a clinical challenge and requires skill in balancing maternal management, fetal care, and oncological treatment. Cisplatin has been routinely used as a first line agent for neoadjuvant chemotherapy in this situation, even though it has also recently been associated with fetal hearing loss. We report a case of stage IB3 cervical cancer diagnosed at 17 gestational weeks successfully treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy using carboplatin and paclitaxel during pregnancy. Carboplatin is a valid alternative to cisplatin for advanced stage cervical carcinoma in a pregnant patient, in particular in view of the neonatal complications (primarily ototoxicity) that are associated with in utero cisplatin exposure.

Carboplatin Use in Pregnancy for Stage IB3 Cervical Cancer: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Girardelli, Serena;Bergamini, Alice;Candiani, Massimo
2020-01-01

Abstract

Locally advanced stage cervical cancer diagnosed during pregnancy is a clinical challenge and requires skill in balancing maternal management, fetal care, and oncological treatment. Cisplatin has been routinely used as a first line agent for neoadjuvant chemotherapy in this situation, even though it has also recently been associated with fetal hearing loss. We report a case of stage IB3 cervical cancer diagnosed at 17 gestational weeks successfully treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy using carboplatin and paclitaxel during pregnancy. Carboplatin is a valid alternative to cisplatin for advanced stage cervical carcinoma in a pregnant patient, in particular in view of the neonatal complications (primarily ototoxicity) that are associated with in utero cisplatin exposure.
cervical carcinoma
neoadjuvant chemotherapy
pregnancy
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