Objective: To determine whether there are differences in clinical response after radiotherapy and 1 year survival in patients with advanced cervical cancer with and without enlargement of PALN. Methods: An observational analytic study using a retrospective cohort method was done using consecutive sampling. The subjects of this study were all women with a primary diagnosis of stages IIB to IVB cervical cancer who came to the gynecological oncology clinic of Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital and underwent MRI examination before undergoing treatment in January 2016 to May 2017. Results: Among 76 subjects studied, there were 4 (5.1%) subjects who had enlarged PALN. There were no significant differences between the enlargement status of PALN and age (p = 0.829), age of first sexual intercourse (p = 0.33), parity (p = 0.642), mass diameter (p = 0.777). Patients with PALN enlargement have 2.13 times risk of having negative radiotherapy outcome (p = 0.02, OR 2.13, CI95% 1.12 - 4.07). There was no difference in 1-year survival between patients with and without enlargement of PALN (median 201 vs. 293, p = 0.072). Conclusions: Patients with PALN enlargement have increased risk of having negative radiotherapy outcome (p < 0.05). There were no differences in 1 year survival between patients with advanced cervical cancer with enlargement PALN.
|Translated title of the contribution||Postradiotherapy outcome on cervical cancer stage IIIB patients with and without paraaortic lymph nodes enlargement|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Indonesian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jan 2021|
- Cervical cancer
- Lymph node enlargement