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  • vagina
  • Pelvic exenteration is an extensive operation that when used to treat vulvar cancer includes vulvectomy and often removal of the pelvic lymph nodes, as well as removal of one or more of the following structures: the lower colon, rectum, bladder, uterus, cervix, and vagina. (cancer.org)
  • Inflammation of the vulvar vestibular region at the entrance of the VAGINA, generally involving surface mucosa and submucosal vestibular glands. (fpnotebook.com)
  • cells of the vulvar
  • Other cells of the vulvar include columnar cells, which is typically found in the glands of the genital tract, cells from the basement membrane of the skin, melanin producing cells (melanocytes) and cells that produce the tissue support structures. (bellaonline.com)
  • 2017
  • A 2017 study estimates that 18-22 percent of all pregnant women and 22-34 percent of women who have varicose veins near their pelvis develop vulvar varicosities. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In the United States, stats found on the American Cancer Society site showed that as of 2017, vulvar cancer accounts for 4 percent of cancers of the female reproductive area and 0.6 percent of all cancers in women. (mindbodygreen.com)
  • tissue
  • In the past, the vulvar tumor and a large amount of nearby normal tissue were removed. (cancer.org)
  • The vulvar tissue is composed of many cell types and cancer can arise from any of these cells producing different types of malignancies in this organ site. (bellaonline.com)
  • Vulvar cancer treatment usually involves surgery to remove the cancer and a small amount of surrounding healthy tissue. (mayoclinic.org)
  • lesion
  • Vulvar cancer spreads by several mechanisms, including direct extension, lymphatics (usually to ipsalateral nodes if a lateralized lesion, but it can be both), or via the hematogenous route. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • labia
  • My specialist told me that I have VIN 3 (the last stage before vulvar cancer) and he would have to perform a wide local excision to remove part of my labia. (mindbodygreen.com)
  • dystrophies
  • The keratinizing, differentiated or simplex type is typically found in older women and often occurs in the setting of chronic inflammation that occurs with conditions like vulvar dystrophies. (bellaonline.com)
  • radical vulvectomy
  • Vulvar carcinoma is a rare gynecologic cancer whose treatment has evolved over time from a radical dissection (radical vulvectomy with en bloc bilateral inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy) with its concomitant morbidity to tailored levels of excision based on risk factors. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • occur
  • This type of vein tends to occur in women during pregnancy, and many women with vulvar varicosities also have varicose veins elsewhere. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • 1 It can develop in younger patients, and a recent review 4 noted that approximately 15 percent of all vulvar cancers occur in women younger than 40 years of age. (aafp.org)
  • malignancy
  • We present a case of Actinomyces israelii causing vulvar mass suspicious for malignancy in a postmenopausal woman. (hindawi.com)
  • Thus, biopsies and cultures are both mandatory while evaluating vulvar masses suspicious for malignancy. (hindawi.com)
  • gynecologic oncologists
  • At the OSUCCC - James, our vulvar cancer specialists are world-renowned cancer experts who focus solely on vulvar cancer and who reach across medical disciplines (gynecologic oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pharmacists and more) to design the very best treatment plan and therapies to target each patient's specific cancer. (osu.edu)
  • surgically
  • Vulvar cancer is surgically staged and the treatment recommended will be determined largely on the stage, which will impact the extent of resection, size of margins, extent of lymphadenctomy, and adjuvant radiation/chemotherapy. (renalandurologynews.com)