Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Obstet Gynecol Sci. 2017 Jul;60(4):369-373. doi: 10.5468/ogs.2017.60.4.369. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva, intestinal type.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Dankook University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2
Department of Pathology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Dankook University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Primary vulva malignancy is a rare gynecologic malignancy. Most of them are squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas are much less common. Intestinal type is a rare variant of primary adenocarcinoma of the vulva. It histologically resembles mucinous colonic carcinomas. Origin from cloacal remnants has been suggested but remains speculative. A 64-year-old woman was referred to our clinic with a 1-month history of an itching vulva mass. An incisional biopsy was performed at other hospital and disclosed adenocarcinoma of intestinal type. Extensive workups were performed to detect other underlying carcinomas but revealed nothing abnormal. She underwent wide local excision without lymph node dissection for a primary vulva carcinoma. She received no adjuvant therapy and has been free from recurrent disease for 12 months after surgery. The authors report a rare case and review the relevant literature.

KEYWORDS:

Adenocarcinoma, mucinous; Intestinal type; Vulva neoplasms

Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest: No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center