Vulvar basal cell carcinoma: report of a case involving the mucosa and review of the literature

  • Marie Caucanas Department of Dermatology, Sainte Elisabeth Hospital, Namur, Belgium.
  • Gebhard Müller Departmento of Anatomopathology, IPG Gosselies, Belgium.
  • Olivier Vanhooteghemv | ovanhooteghem@hotmail.com Department of Dermatology, Sainte Elisabeth Hospital, Namur, Belgium.

Abstract

We report the case of woman who presented a vulvar basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the inner part of the labium majus, treated with local resection. Vulvar BCC is a rare cancer but can be long misdiagnosed due to a non-specific presentation. Though even rarer, BCC involving the mucosal side of the labium majus has to be considered in the differential diagnosis of the vulvar tumors. A complete excision with free margins is the treatment most recommended. Other recommendations include the early identification of aggressive subtypes, which carry a greater risk of recurrence and spreading potential as well as a long-term follow-up with exhaustive muco-cutaneous examination.

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2011-12-15
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vulvar basal cell carcinoma
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Caucanas, M., Müller, G., & Vanhooteghemv, O. (2011). Vulvar basal cell carcinoma: report of a case involving the mucosa and review of the literature. Dermatology Reports, 3(3), e37. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2011.e37