During the 11-year period from 1950 to 1961, the authors treated 1787 patients with cancer of the cervix, of whom 173 (10%) had only a cervical stump. The 173 patients could be divided into two groups—those in whom the neoplasm was found within 2 years of the subtotal hysterectomy (probably representing cancer present and left behind at the time of operation), and those in whom the malignant tumor appeared more than 2 years after the uterine operation. The survival rate in the latter group was the same as that for the group with cancer of the cervix. In this series, the management of cervical stump cancer was the same as that for cervical cancer, varying with the stage of the disease.
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