Carcinoma in situ of the vulva

Joseph Buscema, Donald Woodruff, T. H. Parmley, R. Genadry

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Of 106 patients with carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the vulva, 102 have been followed from 1 to 15 years. The average age of the patient was 47 years; however, 40% were under the age of 41. Twenty-seven percent had associated cervical malignancy. Only 4 patients developed invasive cancer. Of these, 2 were postmenopausal and the 2 younger patients had been immunosuppessed becasue of systemic disease; thus the subsequent invasive cancer. The incidence of recurrence was essentially the same whether the patient was treated by vulvectomy or wide local excision. In view of the uncertainties about the invasive potential of CIS of the vulva in young patients and the absence of a proved need for an extensive procedure, it is suggested that this entity be treated only by local excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume55
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980

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Vulva
Carcinoma in Situ
Neoplasms
Uncertainty
Recurrence
Incidence

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Buscema, J., Woodruff, D., Parmley, T. H., & Genadry, R. (1980). Carcinoma in situ of the vulva. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 55(2), 225-230.

Carcinoma in situ of the vulva. / Buscema, Joseph; Woodruff, Donald; Parmley, T. H.; Genadry, R.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 55, No. 2, 1980, p. 225-230.

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Buscema, J, Woodruff, D, Parmley, TH & Genadry, R 1980, 'Carcinoma in situ of the vulva', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 225-230.
Buscema J, Woodruff D, Parmley TH, Genadry R. Carcinoma in situ of the vulva. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1980;55(2):225-230.
Buscema, Joseph ; Woodruff, Donald ; Parmley, T. H. ; Genadry, R. / Carcinoma in situ of the vulva. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1980 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 225-230.
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