Kathryn DeAmbrosis, MB BS. James Nicklin, FRANZCOG. Simon Yong-Gee, FACD.
Basal cell carcinoma of the vulva: A report of four cases
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 49, Issue 4, pages 213–215, November 2008
How to Cite
DeAmbrosis, K., Nicklin, J. and Yong-Gee, S. (2008), Basal cell carcinoma of the vulva: A report of four cases. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 49: 213–215. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2008.00471.x
- Issue published online: 6 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2008
- Submitted 20 March 2008; accepted 13 May 2008.
- labia majora;
- skin cancer
Four cases of vulval basal cell carcinoma were identified in multiparous females aged 46–78 years. Symptoms included discomfort and pruritus ranging from 6 weeks to 4 years in duration. Such symptoms occurred in the context of a pink vulval plaque. The non-specific symptoms, in the context of the particular anatomical site, led to late presentation. Subsequent treatment in all cases involved wide local excision following incisional biopsy. No recurrence has been documented after a minimum follow-up period of 12 months.