Squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva in a young woman with Crohn's disease

Joshua Kesterson, S. South, Shashi Lele

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Abstract

Background: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Because Crohn's disease is transmural it may form fistulas to adjacent structures, including the perineum and vulva. Case: A 28-year-old white female with a history of Crohn's disease presented with a non-healing vulvar fistula. Biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma. Conclusion: Young women may develop squamous cell carcinoma associated with fistulae of Crohn's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-652
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume29
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

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