Adenocarcinoma vulvare metastatico: Un caso diagnosticato tardivamente

Translated title of the contribution: Vulvar metastatic adenocarcinoma: A case of late diagnosis

G. F. Altomare, E. Frigerio, G. L. Capella

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The case of a woman aged 80 who had suffered from an "eczematous" , fixed and progressively extending plaque of the external genitalia is reported. After 1 year of inappropriate treatments (topical antimycotic agents and corticosteroids), the condition was properly, but lately, diagnosed as Paget's disease of the vulva. The staging was T3/N2/M1 (FIGO IVB), that is, too late for a timely definitive surgery. Histogenesis, biological basis, and treatment problems of extramammary Paget's disease are briefly discussed, along with the puzzling fact that this diagnosis is still unwarrantedly missed. The necessity to recur to anecdotal, empirical treatments for rare severe conditions is also underlined.

Translated title of the contributionVulvar metastatic adenocarcinoma: A case of late diagnosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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