Autori: V. Daşcãu; Gh. Furãu; L. Pãiuşan; C. Furãu; Adriana Radu; Casiana Stãnescu, Onel Cristina, Para Cristina
Editorial: Revista Romana de Anatomie functionala si clinica, macro- si microscopica si de Antropologie , nr. 2/2013, p.131-136, 2013.
The purpose of this study is to examine the histological types of vulvar cancer in our hospital during the 2000-2009 interval.
Materials and Method
The data was collected from the Histopathology Exams (HPE) registers.
Vulvar cancer was discovered in 31 cases, representing 2,49% of all genital cancers (1244 cases). All cases were represented by carcinomas: squamous epidermoid carcinoma in 22 cases (70,97%), basal cell carcinoma in two cases (6,45%), clear cell carcinoma in two cases (6,45%), squamous macrocellular epidermoid carcinoma, squamous epidermoid+anaplasic carcinoma, non-squamous epidermoid carcinoma, non-squamous epidermoid+sarcomatoid carcinoma, and unspecified carcinoma type in one case each (3,23%). Two cases had two types of carcinoma.
The mean ages of the patients was 65,90±9,65 years, which was statistically different from the mean age of the 731 patients with cervical cancer discovered during the same period (52,94±12,96 years, p<0,000001), the 392 patients with uterine cancer (61,71±9,06 years, p<0,05), and the 82 patients with ovarian cancer (51,46±14,28 years, p=0,000001). Discussions The results of our study are similar to those in previous researches regarding the frequency of different histological types and the median age. Conclusions Vulvar cancer, although less frequent, is diagnosed late in many cases, despite being clinically accessible, thus making treatment less effective.
Cuvinte cheie: cancer vulvar, carcinom vulvar, histologie, varsta medie // vulvar cancer, vulvar carcinoma, histology, mean age