Patterns of recurrence in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva : A multicenter CTF study (pages 116–122)
Tiziano Maggino, Fabio Landoni, Enrico Sartori, Paolo Zola, Angiolo Gadducci, Chiara Alessi, Marika Soldà, Stefania Coscio, Giovanna Spinetti, Andrea Maneo, Annamaria Ferrero and Giuseppe Konishi de Toffoli
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2000 | DOI: 10.1002/1097-0142(20000701)89:1<116::AID-CNCR16>3.0.CO;2-4
Survival analysis of recurrent disease has shown that the surgical resection of local recurrence may provide acceptable results. The presence of multiple recurrences other than local recurrences represents a subgroup of patients with a poor prognosis. Follow-up is justified with the aim of detecting early local recurrence. Prognostic factors for recurrence include site of disease, lymph node involvement, time of recurrence, and multiple lesions.