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J Surg Oncol. 1992 Dec;51(4):243-5.

Complications of radical vulvectomy and inguinal lymphadenectomy for the treatment of carcinoma of the vulva.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.


Forty-two patients with invasive carcinoma of the vulva, subjected to radical vulvectomy and inguinal lymphadenectomy, were evaluated retrospectively. The mean age of patients was 61.6 years. Fifteen patients (35.7%) had complicating medical diseases, the histopathological diagnoses were squamous carcinoma (n = 39), undifferentiated carcinoma (n = 1), and malignant melanoma (n = 2). The postoperative morbidity and mortality rates were found to be 73.8% and 11.6%, respectively.

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