Microinvasive cervix cancer

J. C. Schink*, J. R. Lurain

*Corresponding author for this work

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Microinvasive cervix cancer (Stage Ia) is the earliest stage of squamous carcinoma, and has a 98% 5-year survival. This article reviews risk factors, etiology, and diagnosis of this disease. The important prognostic factors for treatment planning are depth of invasion, lateral extent of invasive tumor, and lymphvascular space invasion. Conservative management is appropriate in selected cases with the goal of preserving fertility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1991


  • Early stromal invasion
  • Human papilloma virus infection
  • Microcarcinoma
  • Microinvasive cervix cancer
  • Stage Ia cervix cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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