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Squamous cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid features of the vulva: a rare vulvar neoplasm
1 Department of Pathology and Cytopathology of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2017, 38(6), 975–976; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3845.2017
Published: 10 December 2017
A squamous cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid features of the vulva is extremely rare. Only 16 cases have been reported with this type of tumor, and all of them are characterized by an aggressive behavior and poor prognosis. This entity features a spindle cell, sarcomatoid morphology in the context of a squamous carcinoma. In this article the authors report a 77-year-old women that presented to this hospital in which a diagnosis of a vulvar squamous cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid stroma was made. With no current treatment guidelines, and without the proper resection, the patient has a critical prognosis.
Squamous cell carcinoma