Evaluation of different treatment modalities for vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN): CO(2) laser vaporization, photodynamic therapy, excision and vulvectomy.

@article{Hillemanns2006EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of different treatment modalities for vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN): CO(2) laser vaporization, photodynamic therapy, excision and vulvectomy.},
  author={Peter Hillemanns and Xiuli Wang and Stefanie Staehle and Wolfgang Michels and Christian Dannecker},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={271-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate various treatment modalities for vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) in relation to possible risk factors for recurrence. METHODS Retrospective review of 93 patients with VIN treated by CO(2) laser vaporization, photodynamic therapy with aminolevulinic acid (PDT), excision or vulvectomy. RESULTS 40.4% of the 47 patients with laser vaporization, 48.1% of 27 patients with PDT, 42% of 12 patients with local excision and none of the 7 patients treated by vulvectomy… CONTINUE READING