Recurrent carcinoma of the vulva after conservative treatment for "microinvasive" disease

Edward Podczaski, Mack Sexton, Paul Kaminski, Kishor Singapuri, Joel Sorosky, James Larson, Rodrigue Mortel

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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