Although the standard therapy of vulvar carcinoma remains radical surgery, this approach is accompanied by significant postoperative morbidity and psychological adjustment. Radical hemivulvectomy and ipsilateral superficial groin node dissection are increasingly used for patients with "early" or "microinvasive" disease. Two patients with an "early" vulvar carcinoma were treated conservatively and later developed recurrent disease. Despite further surgery and radiotherapy, both patients eventually died of disease. The case histories are described and the pertinent literature is discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynecology