Early metastatic spread after a complete response in locally advanced vulvar cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation a case report

Nisha Bansal, Carmel J. Cohen, Jinesh N. Shah, Peter B. Schiff, Thomas J. Herzog, Jason D. Wright

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Preoperative chemoradiation for advanced vulvar cancer reduces the tumor size and decreases morbidity from operative resection. CASE: A woman with local ly advanced vulvar cancer had no evidence of metastatic disease at presentation. She displayed complete resolution of her vulvar and groin disease but developed early metastatic spread to the lungs and bone. CONCLUSION: Despite ex cellent local control, patients with locally advanced vulvar cancer are at risk for early metastatic spread. The effect of delayed surgical intervention, if any, is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-702
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume53
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy, neoadjuvant
  • Metastasis
  • Radiotherapy, adjuvant
  • Vulvar cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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