Conservative surgical treatment for early-stage vulvar malignant melanoma

Nasu, Kaei; Kai, Yoshitaka; Ohishi, Masaki; Kato, Aiko; Sato, Haruaki; Fujiwara, Sakuhei; Takai, Noriyuki; Narahara, Hisashi
March 2010
Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics;Mar2010, Vol. 281 Issue 2, p335
Academic Journal
To investigate the efficacy of wide local excision as a surgical treatment for early-stage vulvar melanomas. Wide local excision with or without lymph node dissection was performed in three patients with stage I vulvar melanoma (American Joint Committee on Cancer classification, 1992). All three patients were successfully treated by wide local excision. There was no evidence of recurrence at long-term follow-up in any of the patients. Wide local excision with adequate tumor-free margins should be considered the treatment of choice for early-stage vulvar melanomas.


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