Small cell carcinoma of the vulva: case report

  • Ana Correia | anacorreia87@gmail.com Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7762-153X
  • Elizabeth Castelo Branco Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Paulo Correia Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Marcos Guimarães Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Luís Sá Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil, Coimbra, Portugal.

Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumours are rare in the gynaecologic tract, comprising approximately 2% of all gynaecological tumours. They have an aggressive behaviour and are a diagnostic and clinical challenge, due to their rarity and the lack of standardized therapeutic approaches. There are a few case reports. It is defined as a high-grade carcinoma exhibiting neuroendocrine differentiation. The authors describe the case of a 70-year-old woman, with vulvar neuroendocrine small cell carcinoma after superficial vulvectomy. The patient was submitted to a surgery with wide local excision and adjuvant radiation therapy. A review of the literature on this topic is also presented.

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2017-04-20
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Case Reports
Keywords:
Vulvar cancer, gynecologic tract, neuroendocrine carcinoma, small cell carcinoma.
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Correia, A., Castelo Branco, E., Correia, P., Guimarães, M., & Sá, L. (2017). Small cell carcinoma of the vulva: case report. Clinics and Practice, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2017.918

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