Chapter 3. Surgery

  1. Ruth Dunleavey

Published Online: 19 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch3

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Dunleavey, R. (2008) Surgery, in Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Haematology/Medical Oncology, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470061015

Online ISBN: 9780470988046



  • cervical cancer - surgical management;
  • surgical management of early stage disease (IB1);
  • radical trachelectomy;
  • post-hysterectomy complications;
  • cervical cancer and lymphatic system;
  • locally advanced/recurrent disease management;
  • post-operative morbidity after pelvic exenteration;
  • non-invasive and micro-invasive cancer and surgical management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surgical management of cervical cancer

  • Surgical management of non-invasive and micro-invasive cancer

  • Surgical management of early stage disease (IB1)

  • Radical trachelectomy

  • Hysterectomy

  • Post-hysterectomy complications

  • Genital system

  • Urinary dysfunction

  • Bowel dysfunction

  • Nursing issues in the management of a patient undergoing a radical hysterectomy

  • Cervical cancer and the lymphatic system

  • Lymphocele (lymphocyst)

  • Lower limb lymphoedema

  • The management of locally advanced/recurrent disease

  • Post-operative morbidity after pelvic exenteration

  • Conclusion

  • Frequently asked questions

  • Resources

  • References