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Forty-two patients with primary invasive vulvar carcinoma were treated with radical vulvectomy and deep femoral lymphadenectomy with preservation of the fascia lata and cribriform fascia. The rationale for using this technique was based on anatomic knowledge of the topographic distribution of groin lymph nodes, which was confirmed by the study of 50(More)
We evaluated seven histologic parameters (tumor diameter, histologic grading, depth of stromal invasion, vascular invasion, pattern of invasion, lymphoplasmocytic infiltration and amount of necrosis) of 50 cases of vulvar invasive carcinoma to assess their correlation with groin lymph node metastases. Of 50 patients, 25 had groin lymph node metastases. No(More)
Twenty-one women were treated surgically for entry dyspareunia and vulvodynia. The ages of the patients ranged from 18 to 39 years (mean, 24.5). Physical examination showed the presence of membranous hypertrophy of the posterior fourchette with consequent stricture of the vaginal introitus in all the patients. Eighty percent of the patients had erythema and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the role by which different factors, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, age, dystrophic alterations, focal nature and size of the lesion, influence the biologic behavior of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). Sixty-nine cases of VIN were investigated (28 VIN 1, 9 VIN 2, 32 VIN 3). Follow-up was possible(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of hysteroscopy and transvaginal ultrasonography in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) in the peri and postmenopausal period. METHODS 302 patients with AUB, underwent hysteroscopy and in 86 cases, also a transvaginal ultrasonography before hysteroscopy was performed. Results(More)
The aim of this paper is to update the physicians (gynecologists, dermatologists and pathologists) on the evolution of vulvar disease terminologies. In doing that the authors illustrate briefly the fundamental steps which led to present classifications of the International Society for the Study of Vulvar Disease (ISSVD). The classification of "non(More)
Sixty cases of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) were analyzed clinicopathologically (24 VIN I, 9 VIN II, 27 VIN III). The ages of the patients ranged from 21 to 83 years (mean, 53.7). Colposcopic examinations showed the presence of white areas in 29 cases, red areas in 9, acetowhite areas in 6 and other alterations in 13. One-third of the lesions were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate psychological distress in 44 women with vulvar squamous cell hyperplasia and 21 with vulvar lichen sclerosus in order to examine the presence of psychological factors in these dermatologic disorders. Two psychometric tests were used to evaluate depressive status and various aspects of anger. No significant depressive(More)
The data on the natural history of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VaIN) available in the literature are scarce and incomplete. As a matter of fact the majority of the Authors report series with a small number of cases, which are predominantly represented by VaIN III and usually already treated. Nevertheless from the review of the literature it seems(More)
The authors review the literature on the different combinations of radiotherapy with chemotherapy and surgery with the aim of giving a state of art on the role of combined multimodality treatment of invasive vulvar carcinoma. From the data of the recent literature it appears that radiation integrated with surgery and chemotherapy can play an important role(More)