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Survival rate and prognostic factors for patients who underwent surgical procedures for invasive carcinoma of the vulva in Serbia
Objectives: To determine five-year survival rate and prognostic factors for patients who underwent radical surgery for carcinoma of the vulva. Material and Method: 94 women were operated on from 1989 to 1996 at the Clinical Centre of Serbia. Results: Fiveyear survival was 78.56% for Stage I, 73.5% for Stage II, for Stage III - 14.28%, and for Stage IV - 7.14%. Five-year survival rate for tumor size between 2 cm and 5 cm was 57.14%, and for tumors larger than 5 cm, 28.57%. Five-year survival rate was 64.28% if no lymph nodes were involved, 21.43% if there were unilateral metastatic lymph nodes and 14.28% if bilateral lymph nodes had metastatic disease. Histologic grades of the tumor showed that for grade 1, five-year survival was 64.28%, for grade 2, 35.71 % and there were no survivors five years after surgery among patients with grade 3 tumor. Conclusion: FIGO stage, size of tumor, lymph node involvement and grade of tumor are significant prognostic factors for survival of patients after surgery.