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Apocrine carcinoma of the vulva. Case report and review of literature
N. Alayón Hernández Hernández1, J. Terrón Barroso1, R. Sotelo Avilés Avilés1, J. Aneiros-Fernández Aneiros-Fernández2, V. Crespo Lora3
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, San Cecilio University Hospital (HUSC), Granada, Spain
2 Department of Pathology, Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital (HVN), Granada, Spain
3 Department of Pathology, San Cecilio University Hospital (HUSC), Granada, Spain
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2016, 37(5), 722–725; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3073.2016
Published: 10 October 2016
Objectives: To report a case of apocrine adenocarcinoma of the vulva and introduce the sentinel node dissection as a method to diagnose it. Materials and Methods: Description of a case of a 77-year-old woman with histological diagnostic of apocrine adenocarcinoma of the vulva and literature review of the 16 cases published from 1954 to nowadays. Results: Treatment of vulvar apocrine carcinoma is controversial given its low incidence and the small number of cases which have been reported. Conclusion: Selective sentinel lymph node biopsy may provide a valid option in selected patients to decrease their clinical complications.
Sentinel node biopsy