remove the cervix, nearby tissue and lymph nodes, and the
upper part of the vagina. It may be used to treat women
with early-stage cervical cancer who want to have children.
After the cervix is removed, the uterus is attached to the
remaining part of the vagina. A special stitch or band is
used to act as the cervix and create an opening to the
uterus. The stitch or band may be opened or closed as
needed. Also called radical trachelectomy.