Vulva Keratoacanthoma: A case report

Nasicimento, M. C., Cominos, D., Davies, N. J. and Obermair, A. (2005) Vulva Keratoacanthoma: A case report. Gynecology Oncology, 97 2: 674-676. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2004.12.033

Author Nasicimento, M. C.
Cominos, D.
Davies, N. J.
Obermair, A.
Title Vulva Keratoacanthoma: A case report
Journal name Gynecology Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-8258
Publication date 2005-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ygyno.2004.12.033
Volume 97
Issue 2
Start page 674
End page 676
Total pages 3
Editor Dr. Beth Y Karlan (Editor-in-Chief)
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Abstract 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.
Keyword Keratoacanthoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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