Small cell carcinoma of the vulva: case report

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Ana Correia *
Elizabeth Castelo Branco
Paulo Correia
Marcos Guimarães
Luís Sá
(*) Corresponding Author:
Ana Correia | anacorreia87@gmail.com

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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