Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva: A case report and review of the literature

  • Authors:
    • Yanxia Sui
    • Junkai Zou
    • Nasra Batchu
    • Shulan Lv
    • Chao Sun
    • Jiang Du
    • Qing Wang
    • Qing Song
    • Qiling Li
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  • Published online on: February 4, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.766
  • Pages: 545-548
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Abstract

Primary vulvar cancer is a rare disease with an incidence of 2‑3 per 100,000 women. The vast majority of vulvar carcinomas are of the squamous cell type (90%). Primary vulvar adenocarcinomas rank among the rare gynecological malignancies. We herein present a case of a vulvar mass near the vaginal orifice, the biopsy of which revealed a mucinous adenocarcinoma. Local excision was performed, followed by postoperative chemotherapy. The patient was asymptomatic and developed no recurrence during the 2 years of follow‑up after surgery and chemotherapy. We consider local excision, with or without chemotherapy, to be an effective therapeutic approach to this type of tumor. However, further studies are required to support our conclusions for early‑stage vulvar mucinous adenocarcinoma.
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Sui, Y., Zou, J., Batchu, N., Lv, S., Sun, C., Du, J. ... Li, Q. (2016). Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva: A case report and review of the literature. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 4, 545-548. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.766
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Sui, Y., Zou, J., Batchu, N., Lv, S., Sun, C., Du, J., Wang, Q., Song, Q., Li, Q."Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva: A case report and review of the literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4.4 (2016): 545-548.
Chicago
Sui, Y., Zou, J., Batchu, N., Lv, S., Sun, C., Du, J., Wang, Q., Song, Q., Li, Q."Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva: A case report and review of the literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4, no. 4 (2016): 545-548. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.766