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Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vagina

  • Laurence Brown
Chapter
Part of the Essentials of Diagnostic Gynecological Pathology book series (EDGP)

Abstract

Squamous carcinoma of the vulva and vagina is increasing in incidence and appears to be related to HPV infection in younger women and chronic irritation in older women. Individualized treatment aims to prevent unnecessary surgery by recognizing early stage disease amenable to simple excision and is focusing on sentinel node analysis for vulval cancer. Care must be taken to distinguish squamous carcinoma from benign mimics such as wart, verruca vulgaris, herpes simplex, hyperplasia, keratoacanthoma, verruciform xanthoma, papillomatosis, and polyps. Basal cell carcinoma of the vulva is a rare disease that must be separated from squamous carcinoma in order to prevent overtreatment.

Keywords

Sentinel Node Basal Cell Carcinoma Squamous Carcinoma Granular Cell Tumor Vulval Cancer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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