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  • Updated: 10/23/2014

Table 2. Definitions of FIGO Stage IIa

Stage Description Illustration 
IICervical carcinoma invades beyond the uterus but not to the pelvic wall or to the lower third of the vagina.
IIAWithout parametrial invasion.
IIA1Clinically visible lesion ≤4.0 cm in greatest dimension.
IIA2Clinically visible lesion >4.0 cm in greatest dimension.
IIBWith obvious parametrial invasion.

FIGO = Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique.
aAdapted from FIGO committee on gynecologic oncology.[3]


  1. Pecorelli S: Revised FIGO staging for carcinoma of the vulva, cervix, and endometrium. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 105 (2): 103-4, 2009.  [PUBMED Abstract]