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Small cell carcinoma of the vulva: case report

Ana Correia, Elizabeth Castelo Branco, Paulo Correia, Marcos Guimarães, Luís Sá
  • 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.

Keywords

Vulvar cancer; gynecologic tract; neuroendocrine carcinoma; small cell carcinoma.

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Submitted: 2016-10-09 14:14:05
Published: 2017-04-20 15:17:36
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