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Flashcards in Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers Deck (7):
1

How is vulvar cancer different to vulvar dysplasia?

Dysplasia refers to abnormally differentiated cells contained entirely within the epithelium - above the basal membrane. Violation of the BM indicates invasiveness and therefore cancer

2

What are the most common cancers of the vulva?

-epidermoid squamous
-melanoma
-undifferentiated
-sarcoma
Also Adenocarcinoma and Bartholin's gland cancer (rare)

3

RFx vulvar cancer?

-Advanced age
-Hx dysplasia vulva
-Low SES
-Smoking

4

Sx vulvar cancer?

-Itch
-Palpable mass
Pain, bleeding, ulceration, dysuria also possible.

5

DIagnosis of vulvar cancer?

Bx

6

How does vulvar caner spread?

Lymphatics. Indolent growth followed by met

7

Most common first met site of vulvar cancer? Later spread?

Superficial inguinal nodes. Then
through fossa ovalis to deep femoral nodes then iliac chains.