Vulvar cancer

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Vulvar cancer

Vulvar cancer is the abnormal growth of cells of the vulva, which is part of the female reproductive system and includes the vaginal lips, clitoris, and part of the vagina.  Symptoms of vulvar cancer may consist of a lump (mass), itching, or unusual bleeding.  Though the exact cause of this cancer is unknown, older women and those who have human papillomavirus have a higher chance of developing vulvar cancer.  Treatment may include laser therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Vulvar cancer" returned 86 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vulvar cancer in Ethiopia: A cohort study on the characteristics and survival of 86 patients.
 

Author(s): Eric Sven Kroeber, Assefa Mathewos, Tigeneh Wondemagegnehu, Abreha Aynalem, Tufa Gemechu, Swantje Piszczan, Genebo Timotewos, Adamu Addissie, Andreas Wienke, Susanne Unverzagt, Christoph Thomssen, Ahmedin Jemal, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(9):e0041.

 

Vulvar cancer (VC) is strongly associated with human papilloma virus (HPV) infections and immunosuppression (e.g., HIV). However, there is limited information on VC patient characteristics and survival in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, where chronic HPV and HIV infections ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology guidelines 2015 for the treatment of vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer.
 

Author(s): Toshiaki Saito, Tsutomu Tabata, Hitoshi Ikushima, Hiroyuki Yanai, Hironori Tashiro, Hitoshi Niikura, Takeo Minaguchi, Toshinari Muramatsu, Tsukasa Baba, Wataru Yamagami, Kazuya Ariyoshi, Kimio Ushijima, Mikio Mikami, Satoru Nagase, Masanori Kaneuchi, Nobuo Yaegashi, Yasuhiro Udagawa, Hidetaka Katabuchi

Journal: Int. J. Clin. Oncol.. 2018 Apr;23(2):201-234.

 

Vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer are relatively rare tumors, and there had been no established treatment principles or guidelines to treat these rare tumors in Japan. The first version of the Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology (JSGO) guidelines for the treatment of vulvar cancer ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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18F-FDG PET/CT in preoperative staging of vulvar cancer patients: is it really effective?
 

Author(s): Cinzia Crivellaro, Priscilla Guglielmo, Elena De Ponti, Federica Elisei, Luca Guerra, Sonia Magni, Maria La Manna, Giampaolo Di Martino, Claudio Landoni, Alessandro Buda

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(38):e7943.

 

The aim of this study was to assess the role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in preoperative staging of vulvar cancer patients.29 pts (69 years, range 51-88) with vulvar cancer (clinical apparent stage I-II), underwent preoperative FDG-PET/CT scan followed by radical vulvectomy and bilateral (or ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Vulvar cancer" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidence of lower limb lymphedema after vulvar cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jiuzuo Huang, Nanze Yu, Xiaojun Wang, Xiao Long

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8722.

 

Lower limb lymphedema (LLL) is an important concern for patients with vulvar cancer. Studies of the incidence of vulvar cancer-related lymphedema and its risk factors have substantially increased in the new millennium.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A cohort study of vulvar cancer over a period of 10 years and review of literature.
 

Author(s): N Singh, N Negi, K Srivastava, G Agarwal

Journal: Indian J Cancer. ;53(3):412-415.

 

The objective of this study was to study the risk factors, management protocols, and the outcome of vulvar cancer cases over a period of 10 years in a tertiary care hospital.

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Feasibility and Safety of Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy in Vulvar Cancer: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Chai-E Liu, Yan Lu, De-Sheng Yao

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To systematically review previous studies and to evaluate the feasibility and safety of video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (VEIL) in vulvar cancer.

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Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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New Strategy for the Treatment of Vulvar Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vulvar Neoplasm

 

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2018

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