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Other vulval malignancies

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Malignancies other than invasive squamous cell carcinoma occur rarely in the vulva but may include:

  • malignant melanoma - the second most common type of vulvar cancer; may arise de novo or from a pre-existing junctional or compound naevus. Predominantly affect white women after the menopause, usually involving the labia minora or clitoris

  • intra-epithelial carcinoma:
    • squamous cell carcinoma in situ - Bowen's disease
    • Paget's disease of the vulva

  • basal-cell carcinoma

  • Bartholin's gland carcinoma - adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma; rarely, transitional cell carcinoma

  • vulval sarcoma

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