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Vulvar carcinoma

C Keller, B Mück
We report on an endoscopic triple neurectomy in a female patient with vulvar carcinoma metastasized to the left groin with refractory neuropathic inguinodynia. Using a retroperitoneoscopic approach we resected the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerves. The inguinodynia improved significantly; especially the reduced ability to walk was enhanced considerably. Endoscopic triple neurectomy could be a useful therapeutic option in refractory inguinal pain caused by local tumor manifestation.
March 14, 2018: Der Schmerz
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
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
Natalia Rakislova, Laia Alemany, Omar Clavero, Marta Del Pino, Adela Saco, Beatriz Quirós, Belen Lloveras, Maria Alejo, Gordana Halec, Wim Quint, Silvia de Sanjosé, Jaume Ordi
Most human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated vulvar squamous cell carcinomas (VSCCs) originate from high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, also named usual type vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. However, growing evidence suggests that morphologic studies have limitations in predicting HPV status in vulvar lesions. We aimed to evaluate adjacent intraepithelial lesions in a series of DNA HPV-positive VSCCs, focusing on unusual histologic patterns mimicking differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (dVIN) or lichen sclerosus (LS)...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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
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
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
C William Helm
High grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (HGVIN), also called usual type VIN, is an important but irksome condition for patient and physician alike: important because it is precancerous, its incidence has been increasing and it affects younger women and irksome because debilitating symptoms can be difficult to treat and are complicated by the possibility of an underlying invasive carcinoma. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 17, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
M L Yap, G Allo, J Cuartero, M Pintilie, S Kamel-Reid, J Murphy, H Mackay, B Clarke, A Fyles, M Milosevic
AIMS: Human papilloma virus (HPV) has been identified as an aetiological agent in a subset of patients with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (VSCC). The prognostic role of HPV status in VSCC patients treated with radiotherapy has not yet been determined. We investigated the associations between HPV, p16 and clinical outcome in these women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing potentially curative radiation treatment for VSCC at a single institution from 2000 to 2009 were retrospectively identified...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
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
Ranieri Verin, Francesco Cian, Jennifer Stewart, Diana Binanti, Amy L MacNeill, Martina Piviani, Paola Monti, Gianna Baroni, Sophie Le Calvez, Timothy J Scase, Riccardo Finotello
Vaginal and vulvar tumors are uncommon in dogs. Knowledge of canine primary clitoral neoplasia is restricted to a few case reports, and only carcinomas have been reported. Cytologic and histologic features reported in the literature seem to overlap with those of canine apocrine gland anal sac adenocarcinoma (AGASA). Clinical features also recall those of canine AGASA, such as locoregional metastases and hypercalcemia of malignancy (HM). In this study, 6 cases of primary canine clitoral carcinomas (CCCs), with and without HM, were investigated by means of cytology, histopathology, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry for neuroendocrine markers including chromogranin A (CGA), synaptophysin (SYN), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and S-100...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
Abha Goyal, Gloria Zhang, Bin Yang
The two main precursors of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma, usual and differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), have distinctive etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history. Usual type VIN is often associated with high-risk HPV and differentiated VIN has de novo p53 genetic alterations that are unrelated to HPV infection. GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA3) is a tumor suppressor that shows increased expression in several types of human malignancies including breast and bladder carcinomas. Little is known regarding the expression of GATA3 in vulvar squamous neoplasms...
February 13, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Mi-Ryung Han, Sun Shin, Hyeon-Chun Park, Min Sung Kim, Sung Hak Lee, Seung Hyun Jung, Sang Yong Song, Sug Hyung Lee, Yeun-Jun Chung
Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) consists of two different etiologic categories: human papilloma virus (HPV)-associated (HPV (+)) and HPV-non-associated (HPV (-)). There have been no genome-wide studies on the genetic alterations of vulvar SCCs or on the differences between HPV (+) and HPV (-) vulvar SCCs. In this study, we performed whole-exome sequencing and copy number profiling of 6 HPV (+) and 9 HPV (-) vulvar SCCs and found known mutations (TP53, CDKN2A and HRAS) and copy number alterations (CNAs) (7p and 8q gains and 2q loss) in HPV (-) SCCs...
February 9, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Tayyebeh Nazeran, Angela S Cheng, Anthony N Karnezis, Anna V Tinker, C Blake Gilks
Bartholin gland carcinomas are rare forms of vulvar malignancy and it is unclear what proportion is associated with high-risk human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. Our hospital archives were searched for all cases of Bartholin gland carcinoma from 1984 to 2017 (n=16). We excluded 3 adenoid cystic carcinomas, which were the subject of a previous study, leaving 13 cases. We reviewed all slides and performed immunostains for p16 as a surrogate biomarker for high-risk HPV. There were 12 squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), including 1 SCC with transitional-like morphology and 1 papillary SCC, and 1 adenocarcinoma...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
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
Swarupa Mitra, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Inderjeet Kaur, Ruparna Khurana, Kanika Batra Modi, Raman Narang, Avik Mandal, Soumya Dutta
Vulvar carcinoma is a rare and aggressive gynecological malignancy. It affects elderly females, with the mean age at diagnosis being 55-60 years. Regional metastasis to inguinal lymph nodes is common. There is a high incidence of pelvic node involvement, especially in those with pathologically positive inguinal nodes. Surgery appears to be the only curative treatment option in the early stages of the disease. But in most patients, surgery is associated with considerable morbidities and psychosexual issues. Hence, in the quest for a less morbid form of treatment, multimodality approaches with various combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy have been suggested for advanced vulvar cancers...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
Shane R Stecklein, Michael Frumovitz, Ann H Klopp, Jillian R Gunther, Patricia J Eifel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and long-term side effects of definitive groin radiotherapy for vulvar cancer with grossly involved inguinal lymph nodes. METHODS: The records of 407 women with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma treated with radiotherapy at one institution during 1992-2014 were reviewed to identify patients who had radiographic or histologic evidence of grossly involved inguinal lymph nodes. Patients with lymphadenectomy before radiotherapy and patients treated for recurrent disease were excluded...
January 11, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
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
Kamil Zalewski, Marcin Misiek, Artur Kowalik, Elwira Bakuła-Zalewska, Janusz Kopczyński, Aleksandra Zielińska, Mariusz Bidziński, Jakub Radziszewski, Stanisław Góźdź, Magdalena Kowalewska
The role of circulating microRNAs as a promising tool for diagnosing cancer and monitoring anticancer therapies has been widely studied in the past decades. To date, no suitable reference microRNAs for normalizing quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction assays has been identified in vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia lesions and vulvar squamous cell carcinoma. The purpose of this study was to select appropriate references for gene expression studies in plasma of patients with these lesions. Expression levels of six microRNAs-hsa-miR-425-5p, hsa-miR-191-5p, hsa-miR-93-5p, hsa-miR-423-5p, hsa-miR-103a-3p, and hsa-miR-16-5p-were analyzed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in plasma samples obtained from 17 patients with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia lesion and 27 patients with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma...
November 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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