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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Carcinoma cervix with ectopic kidney, its treatment and outcome

Department of Radiation Oncology, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Mridul Anand
6-C Fruit Garden, NIT, Faridabad - 121 001, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/oji.oji_28_19

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The occurrence of pelvic malignancies along with an ectopic kidney is a rare finding. In the patients of early stage carcinoma of cervix presenting with pelvic kidney, surgery is preferred to radiation to avoid irradiating the kidney. However, advanced stage carcinoma of cervix in such scenario poses a therapeutic dilemma and conformal radiotherapy in the form of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is preferred option. This helps to achieve the desired dose to the target while reducing the dose to the surrounding organs at risk particularly to the pelvic kidney. Herein, we present a case of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Stage IIB carcinoma of cervix having ectopic right pelvic kidney in a 40-year-old female, and the patient was successfully treated with chemoradiotherapy in IMRT technique. The patient is disease free with normal renal function at 2-year follow-up. The previously reported cases of pelvic malignancies with ectopic kidney in the literature are discussed here briefly.

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