Cite this article
Volume | Year
European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva in a young woman with Crohn’s disease
J. P. Kesterson1, S. South1, S. Lele1,*
1 Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY (USA)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(6), 651–652;
Published: 10 December 2008
Background: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Because Crohn’s disease is transmural it may form fistulas to adjacent structures, including the perineum and vulva. Case: A 28-year-old white female with a history of Crohn’s disease presented with a non-healing vulvar fistula. Biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma. Conclusion: Young women may develop squamous cell carcinoma associated with fistulae of Crohn’s disease.
Squamous cell carcinoma