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Vulval Keratoacanthoma: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15863180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Vulval Keratoacanthoma (KA) is very rare and its differential diagnosis from the commonly occurring Vulval Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is important to avoid overtreatment. CASE: A case of Vulval KA in a 79-year-old lady is reported. She presented with a 9-mm firm raised lesion on the antero-lateral left side of the clitoris of a few months' duration with no associated symptoms. The lesion was resected with clear margins and the excision site was well healed at her appointment 4 weeks later. CONCLUSION: We share our experience reporting the fifth case of a vulval KA in the world literature. Consideration to the occurrence of vulval KA is important to avoid both an erroneous diagnosis of vulval SCC and the associated consequences of radical surgery.
Marcelo Carraro Nascimento; Diane Cominos; Norman John Trevor Davies; Andreas Obermair
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-02     Completed Date:  2005-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  674-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, 6th Floor, Ned Hanlon Building, Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Keratoacanthoma / diagnosis,  pathology*
Vulvar Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*
Vulvar Neoplasms / diagnosis

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