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Vulvar cancer

F Hinten, A Molijn, L Eckhardt, L F A G Massuger, W Quint, P Bult, J Bulten, W J G Melchers, J A de Hullu
BACKGROUND: Two etiologic pathways for vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are described: in a background of lichen sclerosus and/or differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia and related to high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) as precursor. The aim was to compare the predilection site and survival of HPV-related to non HPV-related vulvar SCCs. METHODS: Data of patients treated for primary vulvar SCC at the Radboudumc between March 1988 and January 2015 were analyzed...
March 16, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Karl-Ulrich Petry, Kaatje Bollaerts, Paolo Bonanni, Margaret Stanley, Rosybel Drury, Elmar Joura, Susanne K Kjaer, Chris J L M Meijer, Didier Riethmuller, Benoit Soubeyrand, Pierre Van Damme, Xavier Bosch
BACKGROUND: The nonavalent HPV (9vHPV) vaccine is indicated for active immunisation of individuals from the age of 9 years against cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal premalignant lesions and cancers causally related to vaccine HPV high risk types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58, and to the HPV low risk types 6 and 11, causing genital warts. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the lifetime risk (up to the age of 75 years) for developing cervical cancer after vaccinating a HPV naïve girl (e...
March 19, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Michael Höckel, Sophia Trott, Nadja Dornhöfer, Lars-Christian Horn, Bettina Hentschel, Benjamin Wolf
BACKGROUND: The incidence of vulvar cancer is increasing, but surgical treatment-the current standard of care-often leads to unsatisfactory outcomes, especially in patients with node-positive disease. Preliminary results at our centre showed that locoregional spread of vulvar carcinoma occurs within tissue domains defined by stepwise embryonic and fetal development (ontogenetic cancer fields and associated lymph node regions). We propose that clinical translation of these insights into practice could improve outcomes of surgical treatment of vulvar cancer...
March 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Aiwen Le, Jie Xiong, Zhonghai Wang, Xiao Yun Dai, Tian Hui Xiao, Rong Zhuo, Ya Hong Xu, Rui Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility and efficiency of video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (VEIL) for vulvar cancer. METHODS: We evaluated 46 patients with vulvar cancer. Treatment included VEIL using the hypogastric subcutaneous approach (VEIL-H, 17 patients), VEIL with the limb subcutaneous surgical approach (VEIL-L, 8 patients), and open inguinal lymphadenectomy (OIL, 21 patients). All patients underwent radical vulvectomy; we evaluated operative time, the amount of bleeding, SF score, recurrence rate, etc...
March 8, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Xiu-Hua Yang, Feng Guo
The incidence of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (VSCC) has increased annually over the last decade. MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) serve an important role in tumor progression and development. Our previous microarray studies have revealed that miR‑3147 was overexpressed in VSCC. However, its function and underlying mechanism in VSCC remain unknown. In the present study, it was confirmed by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction that the expression of miR‑3147 was markedly upregulated in VSCC tissues...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Brandon A Dyer, Abriel Jenshus, Jyoti S Mayadev
INTRODUCTION: Radiation therapy (RT) plays a definitive role in locally advanced vulvar cancer, and in the adjuvant setting with high risk postoperative features after wide local excision. There is significant morbidity associated with traditional, large RT fields using 2D or 3D techniques, and the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in vulvar cancer is increasing. However, there remains a paucity of technical information regarding the prevention of a marginal miss during the treatment planning process...
February 28, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Jennifer Muigai, Louis Jacob, Konstantinos Dinas, Karel Kostev, Matthias Kalder
The goal of this study was to estimate a potential delay in the diagnosis of vulvar cancer and identify associated risk factors in women treated in gynecological practices in Germany. The current study sample included 1,652 women from 218 gynecological practices who received an initial diagnosis of vulvar cancer (ICD 10: C51) between January 2000 and December 2015 (index date). After applying several exclusion criteria, 505 non-cancer controls were matched (1:1) to 505 vulvar cancer cases based on age, health insurance status, and index date...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
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
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 are prevalent. The aim of this study is to provide a first view on VC patient characteristics in a sub-Saharan African setting.We present a retrospective analysis of records of 86 VC patients diagnosed between January 2010 and October 2015 at Addis Ababa University Hospital and other major health facilities in Ethiopia...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ilker Kahramanoglu, Hasan Turan, Yahya Ozgun Oner, Tugan Bese, Sennur Ilvan, Macit Arvas, Fuat Demirkiran
Carcinoma of the vulva is usually regarded as a disease of older women, with the typical age of 65-85 years. There are a limited number of reports of vulvar cancer cases younger than 30 years. These patients have usually risk factors such as human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and immunosuppression. Herein, we present a case of invasive squamous vulvar cancer in an 18-year-old patient without any risk factor. Vulvar radical local excision and bilateral inguinal sentinel lymph node biopsies were performed. The clitoris was preserved during the surgery...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yuan James Rao, Perry W Grigsby
The goal of this review is to discuss the current utility of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET for radiation oncologists who treat gynecologic malignancies. FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT) is recommended for baseline assessment in cervical cancer and for staging in vulvar and vaginal cancer. The authors use FDG-PET/CT in definitive radiation treatment planning for cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer. PET may be helpful for salvage radiation treatment planning for any recurrent gynecologic malignancy...
April 2018: PET Clinics
Silvana Faria, Catherine Devine, Chitra Viswanathan, Sanaz Javadi, Brinda Rao Korivi, Priya R Bhosale
PET and PET/computed tomography play a role in the staging, monitoring of response to therapy, and surveillance for cervical and ovarian cancers. Currently, it is also an integral part of the assessment of patients with endometrial cancer and other gynecologic malignancies, such as vaginal and vulvar cancers and uterine sarcomas. In this article, we discuss in detail and highlight the potential role of PET and PET/computed tomography in evaluating these gynecologic malignancies using illustrative cases with relevant imaging findings...
April 2018: PET Clinics
Tania Day, Geoff Otton, Ken Jaaback, Julie Weigner, James Scurry
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess for the presence of vulvar lichen planus (LP) in association with human papillomavirus (HPV)-independent squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a clinicohistopathologic review of consecutive vulvectomies and wide local excisions for HPV-independent vulvar or vaginal SCC from 2007 to 2017. Data collected included site of SCC, adjacent precursor lesions and dermatoses, dermatologic treatment, and outcome...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Casey M Hay, Joseph L Kelley, Robert P Edwards, Kathleen M Pombier, John T Comerci
Super-utilizers account for many emergency department visits (EDV) and hospitalizations. Among Medicare/Medicaid patients, 5% to 10% account for >50% of spending. Little is known about super-utilization in gynecologic oncology. Charts of 64 gynecologic oncology patients with ≥3 EDV and/or admissions over 12 months were reviewed retrospectively. Cancer type distribution was 47% ovarian, 23% cervical, 23% endometrial, and 6% vulvar. Treatment at index visit was 61% chemotherapy, 16% no treatment, 8% recent surgery, and 6% radiation...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
F Ruggiero, D Carbone, R Mugavero, F Cura, L Baggi, C Arcuri, M Nardone, R M Gaudio, R Gatto, L Scapoli, F Carinci
Cancer of the oral cavity is known to have a diverse aetiology that includes infectious agents. Human papilloma virus has been found to be associated with several types of human cancer, inclusive of cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and cancer of tonsil. The aim of this manuscript is to investigate the presence of human papilloma virus in tonsillar microbiota of an Afghan population group. A sample of the tonsillar microbiota was collected by oral swab paper stick from 80 healthy donors. The sample was investigated for the presence of high-risk human papillomavirus types 16, 18, 31 and 45 by real time PCR...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Tzu-Yin Tang, Tao-Yeuan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a case with a vulvar metastasis masquerading a primary vulvar malignancy. The clinical and histological features, mechanism, and impact to the prognosis are discussed. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old woman presented to gynecologist for abnormal vaginal discharge. A vulvar nodule was noticed during physical examination. Biopsy showed adenocarcinoma (ADC) and she was referred for further survey under the impression of Bartholin duct ADC. Later she was further found to also have a colorectal tumor with liver metastasis and subsequently received surgery under the suspicion of a double primary cancer involving the colon and vulva...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Noelia López, Ángel Gil-de-Miguel, Raquel Pascual-García, Jose Manuel Ramón Y Cajal, Ruth Gil-Prieto
BACKGROUND: Vulvar and vaginal cancers are considered rare cancers in women. Human Papillomavirus is responsible for 30%-76% of them. The aim of this study was to describe the burden of hospital admissions by malignant neoplasia (MN) and in situ carcinoma (ISC) of vulva and vagina from 2009 to 2013, in Spain METHODS: This observational, descriptive study used discharge information obtained from the national surveillance system for hospital data, Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos, CMBD, provided by the Ministry of Health...
February 16, 2018: Papillomavirus Research
Elisa Cinotti, Giulia Tonini, Jean Luc Perrot, Cyril Habougit, Stefano Luisi, Pietro Rubegni
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant skin cancer. Its genital localization is rare, and the diagnosis in this site could be challenging. Here, we report two patients with vulvar BCC and describe their clinical, dermoscopic and in vivo and ex vivo reflectance confocal microscopic (RCM) features. Dermoscopy and RCM can be useful tools for helping the clinical diagnosis of vulvar BCC and for identifying the correct surgical margins.
January 2018: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Howard A Chang, Saro H Armenian, Thanh H Dellinger
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) results in long-term survival (≥10 years) in 85% of patients who survive transplant-related complications within the first 2 years posttransplant. Transplant survivors, however, are at an increased risk of chronic health conditions compared with the general population, including the emergence of secondary malignant neoplasms. In particular, female transplant survivors may face a greater risk of lower genital tract (cervical, vulvar, or vaginal) neoplasms due to chronic immune dysregulation in the peritransplant and posttransplant environment...
February 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Emanuela Anastasi, Tiziana Filardi, Sara Tartaglione, Andrea Lenzi, Antonio Angeloni, Susanna Morano
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a chronic disease with a growing prevalence and a leading cause of death in many countries. Several epidemiological studies observed an association between T2D and increased risk of many types of cancer, such as gynecologic neoplasms (endometrial, cervical, ovarian and vulvar cancer). Insulin resistance, chronic inflammation and high free ovarian steroid hormones are considered the possible mechanisms behind this complex relationship. A higher risk of endometrial cancer was observed in T2D, even though this association largely attenuated after adjusting for obesity...
February 10, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Giulio Tosti, Anna Daniela Iacobone, Eleonora Petra Preti, Sabina Vaccari, Alessia Barisani, Elisabetta Pennacchioli, Carmen Cantisani
BACKGROUND: vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia is a non-invasive precursor lesion found in 50-70% of patients affected by vulvar squamous cell carcinoma. In the past, radical surgery was the standard treatment for vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia, however, considering the psychological and physical morbidities related to extensive surgery, several less aggressive treatment modalities have been proposed since the late 1970s. Photodynamic therapy is an effective and safe treatment for cutaneous non-melanoma skin cancer, with favorable cosmetic outcomes...
February 2, 2018: Biomedicines
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