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Myoepithelial carcinoma of the vulva mimicking bartholin gland abscess in a pregnant woman: case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20736781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myoepithelial tumors of the vulva are extremely rare, with only 8 cases reported in the literature to date. We report the first case of a high-grade myoepithelial vulvar carcinoma diagnosed in a 35-year-old woman during the 27th week of her pregnancy. The patient initially underwent a wide local excision of the lesion but noted rapid regrowth of the vulvar mass during the next 2 months before her delivery. Shortly thereafter, she underwent a classic radical Taussig-Basset total radical vulvectomy, bilateral superficial and deep inguinal groin node dissection, partial vaginectomy, and reconstruction of the vulva. However, the patient rapidly developed both locoregional and distant mestatatic disease, despite aggressive chemoradiotherapy, and she eventually succumbed to disseminated disease almost 20 months after her initial diagnosis.
Maria A Kyriazi; Eleni E Carvounis; Maria Kitsou; Nikolaos Arkadopoulos; Electra Nicolaidou; Stylianos Fotiou; Vassilios Smyrniotis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1538-7151     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214845     Medline TA:  Int J Gynecol Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Surgery, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, 17 Efpatorias Street, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / pathology*
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Bartholin's Glands / pathology*
Combined Modality Therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Myoepithelioma / pathology*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications / pathology*
Vulvar Neoplasms / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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