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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327306/strengthening-the-case-for-gender-neutral-and-the-nonavalent-hpv-vaccine
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REVIEW
Justin M Hintze, James P O'Neill
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to highlight the benefits of gender-neutral and the nonavalent human papillomavirus vaccination. Human papillomavirus infection is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease and is known to cause several types of cancers, including cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, oropharyngeal, anal, and rectal. 5% of cancers every year are attributable to human papillomavirus infection, with cervical cancer the most common and oropharyngeal cancer estimated to surpass the incidence of cervical cancer by 2020...
January 11, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324545/the-role-of-pathological-margin-distance-and-prognostic-factors-after-primary-surgery-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva
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Macit Arvas, Ilker Kahramanoglu, Tugan Bese, Hasan Turan, Isik Sozen, Sennur Ilvan, Fuat Demirkiran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of clear surgical margin distance and other factors associated with the recurrence and survival of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva. METHODS/MATERIALS: A total of 107 patients operated for vulvar carcinoma from 1996 to 2016 were included in the analysis. Patients were divided into subgroups with clear pathological margin of 2 mm or less, greater than 2 to less than 8 mm, and 8 mm or greater for the analysis of the prognostic impact of the clear margin distance...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302697/-laser-and-light-therapy-for-treatment-of-radiation-dermatitis
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REVIEW
H-J Laubach, J Robijns
Radiation dermatitis (RD), an inflammatory skin disease that can be an unwanted side effect of medical radiation therapy (RT), most commonly occurs in patients undergoing cancer of the ENT, anal, and vulvar regions. The side effects on the skin and mucous membranes occur within a few weeks after the initiation of RT; however, late side effects can develop months to years after the RT. Therapeutically, various treatment approaches are considered such as pentoxifylline, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, laser therapy, and PBMT...
January 4, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295880/evaluation-of-ajcc-and-an-alternative-tumor-classification-system-for-primary-vulvar-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sarah T Le, Pritesh S Karia, Beverley J Vollenhoven, Robert J Besaw, Colleen M Feltmate, Chrysalyne D Schmults
Background: Currently, no studies have attempted to validate the AJCC tumor (T) class for vulvar cancer or examine its performance via clinical data. The goal of this study was to identify risk factors associated with poor outcomes in vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (vSCC) and compare prognostic discrimination of these outcomes between the AJCC T-classification system and the newly developed Brigham and Women's Vulvar Tumor Classification system (BWVTC). Methods: A 15-year, 2-center retrospective cohort study of primary vSCCs (N=226) was undertaken...
January 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258952/5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy-in-refractory-vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-et-atrophicus-series-of-ten-cases
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Ting Lan, Yongzhen Zou, Michael R Hamblin, Rui Yin
BACKGROUND: Vulvar lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (VLSA) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of unknown etiology that mainly affects postmenopausal and perimenopausal women. The primary clinical symptoms of VLSA are itching, burning pain, and dyspareunia that can results in decreased quality of life. Existing therapies including topical corticosteroid ointment, topical calcineurin inhibitors, estrogens, are not very effective for treatment of VLSA. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of 5-aminolevulinic acid mediated photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) in the treatment of VLSA...
December 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234717/vulvar-lichen-planus-pemphigoides
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J Loyal, S Rashtak
Lichen planus pemphigoides (LPP) is a rare blistering disease with features of both lichen planus and bullous pemphigoid. LPP typically appears on the extremities and occasionally involves the oral mucosa. Herein, we describe a case of LPP of the vulva of an 80-year-old woman, an uncommon location for this disease process. This clinical scenario can be confused with a number of similarly appearing entities such as erosive vulvar lichen planus, mucous membrane pemphigoid, and erosive lichen sclerosus et atrophicus...
December 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225558/vulvar-squamous-cell-carcinoma-aggressiveness-is-associated-with-differential-expression-of-collagen-and-stat1
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Emily R Holthoff, Stephanie D Byrum, Samuel G Mackintosh, Thomas Kelly, Alan J Tackett, Charles M Quick, Steven R Post
Background: Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (vSCC) is a rare but debilitating disease. One vSCC variant comprises tumor cells that grow and expand as a cohesive sheet of cells that "pushes" and compresses the associated lymphoplasmacytic (LPC) stroma. Another vSCC variant features tumor cells that grow in loose association with one another and infiltrate the associated fibromyxoid (FMX) stroma consisting mainly of extracellular matrix. Clinically, infiltrative vSCC with FMX stroma (Inf/FMX) is significantly associated with lymph node metastases and recurrence...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202395/generalized-unprovoked-vulvodynia-a-retrospective-study-on-the-efficacy-of-treatment-with-amitriptyline-gabapentin-or-pregabalin
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Heleen J van Beekhuizen, Jessica Oost, Willem I van der Meijden
OBJECTIVE: To describe patient characteristics of women diagnosed with generalized unprovoked vulvodynia (GUV) and to estimate efficacy and tolerability of treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study in 241 women who presented with GUV at three vulvar disease clinics in Rotterdam, The Netherlands during 1996-2013. Main outcome was efficacy of amitriptyline, gabapentin or pregabalin treatment. RESULTS: The median duration of symptoms was 24 months and median age 62 years (range 36-89)...
January 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199729/epidemiology-of-gynecological-cancers-in-kamrup-urban-district-cancer-registry
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D Barman, J D Sharma, D Barmon, A C Kataki, A Sharma, M Kalita
BACKGROUND: Cancers of the female reproductive system - namely cancer of the cervix, corpus uteri, ovarian, vulvar, vaginal, fallopian tube cancers and choriocarcinoma are an important cause of cancer morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. It is estimated to be the third most common group of malignancies in women. The comprehensive global cancer statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer indicate that gynaecological cancers accounted for 20% of the 14.1 million estimated new cancer cases and 8...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190964/tumoral-pd-l1-expression-defines-a-subgroup-of-poor-prognosis-vulvar-carcinomas-with-non-viral-etiology
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Thomas Hecking, Thore Thiesler, Cynthia Schiller, Jean-Marc Lunkenheimer, Tiyasha H Ayub, Andrea Rohr, Mateja Condic, Mignon-Denise Keyver-Paik, Rolf Fimmers, Jutta Kirfel, Walther Kuhn, Glen Kristiansen, Kirsten Kübler
Vulvar cancer is rare but incidence rates are increasing due to an aging population and higher frequencies of young women being affected. In locally advanced, metastatic or recurrent disease prognosis is poor and new treatment modalities are needed. Immune checkpoint blockade of the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway is one of the most important advancements in cancer therapy in the last years. The clinical relevance of PD-L1 expression in vulvar cancer, however, has not been studied so far. We determined PD-L1 expression, numbers of CD3+ T cells, CD20+ B cells, CD68+ monocytes/macrophages, Foxp3+ regulatory T cells and CD163+ tumor-associated macrophages by immunohistochemistry in 103 patients...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183034/adjuvant-radiotherapy-in-high-risk-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-two-institutional-italian-experience
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Concetta Laliscia, Maria G Fabrini, Ines Cafaro, Amelia Barcellini, Davide Baldaccini, Mario Miniati, Emanuela Parietti, Riccardo Morganti, Fabiola Paiar, Angiolo Gadducci
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the treatment benefit and patterns of recurrence for patients with high-risk vulvar squamous cell carcinoma treated with surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 1999 to June 2016, 51 patients underwent total or partial deep vulvectomy with inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy followed by adjuvant RT with 45-50 Gy in 25 fractions +/- a 4-10 Gy boost. 17 (33.3%) women received concomitant chemotherapy...
2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181166/successful-and-long-term-response-to-trastuzumab-plus-paclitaxel-combination-therapy-in-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-extramammary-paget-s-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Takashi Ichiyama, Daisuke Gomi, Toshirou Fukushima, Takashi Kobayashi, Nodoka Sekiguchi, Akiyuki Sakamoto, Shigeru Sasaki, Keiko Mamiya, Tomonobu Koizumi, Yoshihisa Hama
A 58-year-old woman with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of vulvar extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) was referred to our hospital due to locally advanced and relapsed EMPD. The patient had undergone surgical resection three times for relapsed vulvar EMPD over a period of 12 years, but developed locally advanced and unresectable EMPD. As pathological examination indicated that the lesion was positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) on immunohistochemical staining, the patient was treated with trastuzumab plus paclitaxel...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159956/vulvar-swelling-as-the-first-presentation-of-crohn-s-disease-in-children-a-report-of-three-cases
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Tashmeeta Ahad, Anna Riley, Elizabeth Martindale, Beate von Bremen, Caroline Owen
Vulvar swelling is a rare manifestation of metastatic Crohn's disease in children. It often predates gastrointestinal symptoms and can be the first presentation of pediatric Crohn's disease. We report three cases of pediatric Crohn's disease presenting with vulvar swelling. We discuss this rare presentation and its treatment and highlight the importance of recognizing it so that prompt investigation and appropriate management can be initiated.
November 21, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159773/japan-society-of-gynecologic-oncology-guidelines-2015-for-the-treatment-of-vulvar-cancer-and-vaginal-cancer
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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
BACKGROUND: 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 and vaginal cancer was published in 2015 in Japanese. OBJECTIVE: The JSGO committee decided to publish the English version of the JSGO guidelines worldwide, and hope it will be a useful guide to physicians in a similar situation as in Japan...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145324/a-rare-case-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-giant-intra-thoracic-mass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Feng-Wei Kong, Miao Zhang, Heng Wang, Cun-Tao Lu, Wen-Bin Wu, Yuan-Yuan Liu
RATIONALE: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine-derived cutaneous cancer. Ectopic or single metastatic MCC located in thorax is extremely rare; meanwhile, its definite management has not been elucidated yet. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old female patient with a giant mass located in her left thorax was presented for stuffy pain of left chest for 6 months and fever for half a month. She underwent radical resection of vulvar MCC 10 years ago...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135982/sting-expression-and-response-to-treatment-with-sting-ligands-in-premalignant-and-malignant-disease
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Jason R Baird, Zipeng Feng, Hong D Xiao, David Friedman, Ben Cottam, Bernard A Fox, Gwen Kramer, Rom S Leidner, R Bryan Bell, Kristina H Young, Marka R Crittenden, Michael J Gough
Human papilloma virus positive (HPV+) tumors represent a large proportion of anal, vulvar, vaginal, cervical and head and neck squamous carcinomas (HNSCC) and late stage invasive disease is thought to originate from a premalignant state. Cyclic dinucleotides that activate STimulator of INterferon Genes (STING) have been shown to cause rapid regression of a range of advanced tumors. We aimed to investigate STING ligands as a novel treatment for papilloma. We tested therapies in a spontaneous mouse model of papilloma of the face and anogenital region that histologically resembles human HPV-associated papilloma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123611/vulvar-inflammation-as-a-manifestation-of-crohn-s-disease
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Michael E Abboud, Sarah E Frasure
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121621/a-review-of-squamous-cell-vulvar-cancers-in-waikato-region-new-zealand
#18
Prashanth Hari Dass, Marion Jj Kuper-Hommel
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell vulvar cancers (SCVC) are rare. Although management guidelines have recently been published, New Zealand studies presenting "real world" outcomes are limited. METHODS: Retrospective single-centre review of SCVC diagnosed between 1 January 2000 and 31 August 2015. Clinical characteristics and outcomes were reviewed. RESULTS: Among 47 cases reviewed, 38 were ethnically European and 9 Māori. Cases identified as Stage 1 (16), Stage 2 (5), Stage 3 (17), Stage 4 (9)...
November 10, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113672/vulvo-vaginal-reconstruction-after-radical-excision-for-treatment-of-vulvar-cancer-evaluation-of-feasibility-and-morbidity-of-different-surgical-techniques
#19
REVIEW
Violante Di Donato, Carlotta Bracchi, Emanuele Cigna, Lavinia Domenici, Angela Musella, Andrea Giannini, Francesca Lecce, Claudia Marchetti, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
BACKGROUND: Vulvar cancer is a rare disease accounting for approximately 5% of female genital tract tumors worldwide. Currently surgery represents the mainstay alone or sometimes, in combination with chemo-radiotherapy, for locally advanced tumors and recurrent disease. However, significant physical and sexual impairment mostly due to anatomical distortion of external genitalia are a consequence of radical surgical treatment. Postoperative reconstruction after demolitive surgeries improves aesthetic and functional results, guarantees an adequate coverage of large tumors and assures safe surgical margin...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095746/development-of-the-adult-vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-severity-scale-a-delphi-consensus-exercise-for-item-generation
#20
Michal Sheinis, Amanda Selk
OBJECTIVE: To generate a list of items through international expert consensus consisting of both symptoms and clinical signs for inclusion in an adult vulvar lichen sclerosus severity scale. METHODS: This study was carried out as a three-stage Delphi consensus exercise. After an extensive literature review, any items used to determine disease severity in previous clinical trials were compiled into a survey. The Delphi participants were recruited from the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease most of whom were gynecologists and in practice for more than 20 years...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
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