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Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Sep;94(3):829-31.

Primary lung large cell carcinoma metastatic to the vulva: a case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. rocconi@uab.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Metastatic cancer to the vulva is a rare diagnosis and is estimated to account for 5-8% of all vulvar cancers.

CASE:

A 57-year-old postmenopausal woman was referred for the evaluation of a new vulvar mass. CT scan of the pelvis demonstrated a 4 x 6 cm lobular mass of the left labia. An outpatient excisional biopsy revealed a poorly differentiated large cell carcinoma with prominent necrosis and focal perineural invasion consistent with a bronchogenic carcinoma. A subsequent PET scan of the chest revealed a large primary lung carcinoma confirmed by CT-guided biopsy that was identical to the vulvar tumor.

CONCLUSION:

This case represents the only literature described primary lung carcinoma presenting as a vulvar metastasis.

PMID:
15350382
DOI:
10.1016/j.ygyno.2004.06.006
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