Panniculectomy concurrent with anterior pelvic exenteration for recurrent cervical cancer

Debra L. Richardson, Leigh G. Seamon, Michael C. Gong, Darren M. Chapman, David E. Cohn

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Background.: Panniculectomy concurrent with gynecologic cancer surgery is safe and facilitates pelvic exposure in the morbidly obese patient. Case.: A 41-year-old morbidly obese female is diagnosed with recurrent adenocarcinoma of the cervix and has previously been treated with teletherapy and brachytherapy. She undergoes an anterior pelvic exenteration for curative intent. Conclusion.: Panniculectomy at the time of pelvic exenteration is feasible. Morbidly obese patients with recurrent cervical cancer after treatment with pelvic radiation should be considered candidates for curative surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008


  • Cervical cancer
  • Panniculectomy
  • Pelvic exenteration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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