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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740926/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-treatment-technique-and-outcomes
#1
Yuan James Rao, Anupama Chundury, Julie K Schwarz, Comron Hassanzadeh, Todd DeWees, Daniel Mullen, Matthew A Powell, David G Mutch, Perry W Grigsby
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to present the treatment technique and evaluate clinical outcomes after intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for vulvar cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study included 39 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva treated with IMRT from 2005 to 2015. There were 21 patients treated with postoperative IMRT, 13 with definitive IMRT, and 5 with preoperative IMRT. Tumor staging was Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage I in 6, stage II in 7, stage III in 19, and stage IV in 7 patients...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668156/mr-imaging-of-vulvar-and%C3%A2-vaginal-cancer
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Anup S Shetty, Christine O Menias
Vulvar and vaginal cancer are uncommon gynecologic malignancies, most frequently diagnosed clinically. MR imaging is a powerful tool for local staging of these tumors and to detect posttreatment complications and recurrent disease. This review presents anatomic delineation of the female pelvis, pathology and staging of vulvar and vaginal cancer, MR imaging techniques of the pelvis, MR features of vulvar and vaginal cancer, and the differential diagnosis of potential mimickers.
August 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662775/improved-survival-with-definitive-chemoradiation-compared-to-definitive-radiation-alone-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-review-of-the-national-cancer-database
#3
Yuan James Rao, Re-I Chin, Caressa Hui, David G Mutch, Matthew A Powell, Julie K Schwarz, Perry W Grigsby, Stephanie Markovina
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether definitive chemoradiation (CRT) results in improved overall survival compared to radiation therapy (RT) alone in patients with vulvar cancer who are not candidates for surgery. We compared these treatment strategies in the National Cancer Database (NCDB). METHODS: We identified 1352 patients with pathologically-confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva treated with definitive RT (n=353) or definitive CRT (n=999) between 2003 and 2014 in the NCDB...
June 27, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654444/lichenoid-dermatitis-of-the-vulva-diagnosis-and-differential-diagnosis-for-the-gynecologic-pathologist
#4
Marc R Lewin, Ryan W Hick, Maria A Selim
Inflammatory processes affecting the vulva may present a unique challenge due to location specific changes. Different factors are behind the intricacy in the presentation of vulvar dermatoses. First, the vulva is lined by different epithelia (hair-bearing keratinized epithelium, modified mucosa, and mucosa). Furthermore, among other factors, this organ is exposed to friction, occlusion, and trauma. Lastly, as there is a tendency to look for health care advice at an advanced stage of the disease, the lesion may be modified by secondary changes due to self-treatment...
June 26, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644191/yield-of-cytology-surveillance-after-high-grade-vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia-or-cancer
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Lindsay M Kuroki, Antonina I Frolova, Ningying Wu, Jingxia Liu, Matthew Powell, Premal H Thaker, L Stewart Massad
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to estimate the risk of high-grade cervical and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN/VAIN 2+) and cancer among women treated surgically for high-grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (HGVIN) and vulvar cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who underwent surgery for HGVIN/vulvar cancer between 2006 and 2010. Univariate and multivariate analyses using stepwise selection were used to identify correlates of abnormal cytology after treatment for VIN and vulvar cancer...
July 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546331/evaluation-of-dual-time-point-imaging-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-lymph-node-staging-in-vulvar-cancer
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Angela Collarino, Giorgia Garganese, Renato A Valdés Olmos, Antonella Stefanelli, Germano Perotti, Paoletta Mirk, Simona M Fragomeni, Francesco P Ieria, Giovanni Scambia, Alessandro Giordano, Vittoria Rufini
This study aimed to assess the value of dual time point (DTP) (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in the prediction of lymph node (LN) status in patients with invasive vulvar cancer (VC) scheduled for inguinofemoral lymph node dissection (IFLD). Methods: From April 2013 to July 2015, all consecutive patients with VC scheduled for IFLD were prospectively enrolled. All patients underwent a preoperative whole-body (18)F-FDG-PET/CT scan at 1-hour (standard exam) and an additional scan from T11 to the groins at 3-hour (delayed exam) after (18)F-FDG injection...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511610/women-without-vulvodynia-can-have-a-positive-q-tip-test-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Joana Lima-Silva, Jorge Beires, Gilbert Donders
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia is a frequently missed pathology, often confused with vaginismus. The Q-tip test (QTT) is fundamental for the diagnosis; however, there is lack of data about its performance in asymptomatic women. OBJECTIVE: This study intended to evaluate the QTT for painful vestibular spots in asymptomatic women. METHODS: Q-tips were gently pressed at different areas of the vulvar vestibule to obtain a 0-10 score representing the pain felt...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510222/primary-ectopic-breast-cancer-of-the-vulva-treated-with-local-excision-of-the-vulva-and-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-a-case-report
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Takayuki Ishigaki, Yasuo Toriumi, Ryouko Nosaka, Rei Kudou, Yoshimi Imawari, Makiko Kamio, Hiroko Nogi, Hisashi Shioya, Hiroshi Takeyama
Primary breast cancer fairly infrequently occurs in ectopic breast tissue, and primary ectopic breast cancer of the vulva is particularly rare. Only 26 cases have been published in the English-language literature, and there has been no report of primary breast carcinoma of the vulva in Japan. We report a rare case of primary ectopic breast cancer of the vulva that was treated with local excision of the vulva and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). The patient was a 72-year-old woman who had noticed a right vulvar tumor 10 years earlier...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381078/sexual-pain-in-women-quality-of-sex-life-and-marital-relations
#9
Anna Ghizzani, Cinzia Orlandini, Maria G Bernardi, Gabriele Cevenini, Stefano Luisi
Common gynecological and dermatological conditions resulting in sexual pain are seen often in gynecological practice and are easily diagnosed with visual observation and laboratory tests. The lower genital tract diseases we are referring to are: vaginitis, vaginoses, dermatoses, hypoestrogenism and endometriosis. All of them affect the vaginal mucosa with diverse mechanisms, their effects lasting for only few days or many months. Furthermore, they change the women's sense of well being sometimes significantly and for a long period...
April 4, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349116/poorly-differentiated-high-grade-urothelial-carcinoma-presenting-as-paget-s-disease-of-the-vulva-with-no-overt-urinary-tract-neoplasm-detected
#10
Radha R Padhy, Niloo Nasseri-Nik, Fouad Abbas
OBJECTIVE: There are few reported cases of secondary (non-cutaneous) vulvar Paget's disease related to urothelial carcinoma (UC), with only 7 of them presenting initially with Paget's disease and up to a 13-year lapse from detecting a urinary tract neoplasm after the onset of symptoms. This is a case of Paget's disease of urothelial origin with no urinary tract neoplasm detected on initial presentation. METHODS: This is a 59-year-old African-American female who presented with worsening eczematous lesions for two years...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319571/hpv-independent-differentiated-vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia-dvin-is-associated-with-an-aggressive-clinical-course
#11
Jessica N McAlpine, So Youn Kim, Ardalan Akbari, Sima Eshragh, Miriam Reuschenbach, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Elena S Prigge, Suzanne Jordan, Naveena Singh, Dianne M Miller, C Blake Gilks
Differentiated vulvar intrapeithelial neoplasia (dVIN) is an human papillomavirus (HPV)-independent precursor of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and the aim of this study was to better characterize its natural history. Cases of dVIN were identified from the pathology archives. Outcomes of patients with dVIN only, without associated invasive SCC, were compared with a cohort of patients with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion [HSIL(VIN3)]. Eighteen patients diagnosed with dVIN with adjacent invasive SCC (SCC/dVIN) and 7 patients with dVIN only, without invasive carcinoma, were identified...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293790/deconstructing-the-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
#12
Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Claudia Marchitelli, Hope K Haefner, Gilbert Donders, Faustino Pérez-López
The concept of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) was recently introduced and has been gaining widespread use. While some justifications for its introduction are straightforward, others may be questionable. Numerous unspecific symptoms and signs were included in the definition of the syndrome, but the minimum number required for diagnosis was not established. While the GSM definition is designed to facilitate identifying vulvovaginal and urinary estrogen-deprivation-associated symptoms and signs, several concerns have evolved: (1) the syndrome may result in the underdiagnosis of vulvar and urinary pathology; and (2) serious conditions (e...
May 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284768/vulvar-cancer-in-tunisia-epidemiological-and-clinicopathological-features-multicentric-study
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Mehdi Kehila, Souad Harabi, Raoudha Mhiri, Omar Touhami, Hassine Saber Abouda, Abdeljalil Khlifi, Mohamed Hsairi, Dalenda Chelli, Mohamed Derbel, Sahbi Kebaili, Nadia Boujelbane, Kais Chaabene, Mohamed Badis Chanoufi
OBJECTIVE: To describe for the first time the epidemiologic and clinico-pathologic characteristics of vulvar cancer in Tunisia. DESIGN: Two parts are distinguished in this study: Part1: Multicentric retrospective study about the characteristics of all cancer cases diagnosed during a 17-years period (January 1998-December 2014) in three departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics: one in south Tunisia and two in the capital. Part 2: To determine the Incidence trend of invasive vulvar cancer in North Tunisia 1994-2009, on the basis of North Cancer Registry of Tunisia...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191812/moderately-differentiated-neuroendocrine-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Soheila Aminimoghaddam, A Maghsoudnia, S Shafiee
Primary vulvar neuroendocrine carcinoma are extremely rare. There have been few cases of these tumors most of which have been considered as Merkel cell carcinoma. This report describes a moderately differentiated neuroendocrine cell carcinoma that was not compatible to any of previously reported cases. The patient underwent left hemivulvectomy and bilateral inguinal lymph node dissection. Pathology examination revealed a 5×5 cm mass with no lymph node involvement. Post-op evaluation ruled out any regional and distant metastasis and thereby did not receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129884/incidence-and-survival-of-glandular-vulvar-malignancies-in-the-netherlands
#15
Michelle van der Linden, Melinda Schuurman, Johan Bulten, Maaike van der Aa, Leon Massuger, Joanne de Hullu
AIM: There is limited knowledge in the field of glandular vulvar malignancies. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence and survival of women with glandular vulvar malignancies. METHODS: We searched PALGA, a nation-wide database registering all histo- and cytopathology in the Netherlands, for all cases of glandular vulvar malignancies between 2000 and 2015. Additional data were retrieved via the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Incidence rates were calculated per 1,000,000 women per year...
March 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124023/paget-s-disease-of-the-vulva-a-review-of-89-cases
#16
Cherry O Onaiwu, Mila Pontremoli Salcedo, Suzana A Pessini, Mark F Munsell, Elizabeth E Euscher, Kellie E Reed, Kathleen M Schmeler
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively review the clinical characteristics and outcomes of a series of women with Paget's disease of the vulva. A retrospective review was performed of 89 women with Paget's disease of the vulva evaluated at a single institution between 1966 and 2010. Medical records were reviewed for demographic information, clinical data, pathologic findings, treatment modalities and outcomes. We found that the primary treatment was surgery for 74 (83.1%) patients, with positive margins noted in 70...
February 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063696/association-of-post-treatment-positron-emission-tomography-with-locoregional-control-and-survival-after-radiation-therapy-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva
#17
Yuan James Rao, Comron Hassanzadeh, Anupama Chundury, Caressa Hui, Barry A Siegel, Farrokh Dehdashti, Todd DeWees, Daniel Mullen, Matthew A Powell, David G Mutch, Julie K Schwarz, Perry W Grigsby
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the use of post-treatment F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for vulvar cancer and compare metabolic response to clinical outcomes. MATERIALS/METHODS: This retrospective study included 21 patients with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma treated with curative-intent radiation between 2007 and 2015. All patients received intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IMRT), a pre-treatment FDG/PET-CT, and a post-treatment FDG-PET/CT performed at a median time of 3months post-IMRT...
March 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059099/biological-relevance-of-human-papillomaviruses-in-vulvar-cancer
#18
Gordana Halec, Laia Alemany, Beatriz Quiros, Omar Clavero, Daniela Höfler, Maria Alejo, Wim Quint, Michael Pawlita, Francesc X Bosch, Silvia de Sanjose
The carcinogenic role of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) types in the increasing subset of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia and vulvar cancer in young women has been established. However, the actual number of vulvar cancer cases attributed to HPV is still imprecisely defined. In an attempt to provide a more precise definition of HPV-driven vulvar cancer, we performed HPV-type-specific E6*I mRNA analyses available for 20 HR-/possible HR (pHR)-HPV types, on tissue samples from 447 cases of vulvar cancer...
April 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040721/vulvar-cancer-version-1-2017-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
#19
Wui-Jin Koh, Benjamin E Greer, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Susana M Campos, Kathleen R Cho, Hye Sook Chon, Christina Chu, David Cohn, Marta Ann Crispens, Don S Dizon, Oliver Dorigo, Patricia J Eifel, Christine M Fisher, Peter Frederick, David K Gaffney, Ernest Han, Susan Higgins, Warner K Huh, John R Lurain, Andrea Mariani, David Mutch, Christa Nagel, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Amanda Nickles Fader, Steven W Remmenga, R Kevin Reynolds, Todd Tillmanns, Stefanie Ueda, Fidel A Valea, Emily Wyse, Catheryn M Yashar, Nicole McMillian, Jillian Scavone
Vulvar cancer is a rare gynecologic malignancy. Ninety percent of vulvar cancers are predominantly squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), which can arise through human papilloma virus (HPV)-dependent and HPV-independent pathways. The NCCN Vulvar Cancer panel is an interdisciplinary group of representatives from NCCN Member Institutions consisting of specialists in gynecological oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Vulvar Cancer provide an evidence- and consensus-based approach for the management of patients with vulvar SCC...
January 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036070/young-hungarian-students-knowledge-about-hpv-and-their-attitude-toward-hpv-vaccination
#20
Bettina Claudia Balla, András Terebessy, Emese Tóth, Péter Balázs
(1) Background: Hungarys's estimated cervical cancer mortality was 6.9/100,000 in 2012, above the average of the EU27 countries (3.7/100,000) in the same year. Since 2014, the bivalent HPV vaccine has been offered to schoolgirls aged 12-13. (2) Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study among 1022 high school seniors (492 girls, 530 boys) in 19 randomly selected schools in Budapest. Our anonymous questionnaire contained 54 items: basic socio-demographic data, knowledge about HPV infection/cervical cancer and HPV vaccination...
December 29, 2016: Vaccines
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