IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 31 / Issue 3 / pii/1630985097300-2087483575

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 as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report
Groin recurrence following Stage IA squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva with negative nodes on superficial inguinal lymphadenectomy
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Gynaecological Oncology, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2010, 31(3), 354–356;
Published: 10 June 2010

Purpose of Investigation: Stage IA vulvar cancer with a depth of stromal invasion less than 1 mm is generally managed by wide local excision alone since there is less than 1% risk of lymph node involvement. Case: A 62-year-old patient was admitted to a university hospital with a suspicious vulvar lesion. Results:We present the first case of inguinal node and a possible contralateral pubic ramus recurrence following bilateral superficial inguinal lymphadenectomy and wide local resection for Stage 1A vulvar cancer. Conclusion: There is no evidence that extended radical surgery provides a better overall survival or reduces recurrence rate in Stage 1A vulvar carcinomas. Conservative vulvar resection and sentinel node dissection seem to be a rational choice. Nevertheless the disease may recur in the inguinal areas and frequently be lethal, therefore close surveillance and early attempts to treat the recurrent disease before infection and inflammation ensues should be the aim of current treatment strategies.
Groin recurrence
Inguinal lymphadenectomy
Lymphatic metastasis
Vulvar cancer
Squamous cell
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