What is Vulvectomy?

Vulvectomy refers to a gynecological procedure in which the vulva is partly or completely removed. The procedure is usually performed as a last resort in certain cases of cancer, vulvar dysplasia, vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia, human papillomavirus or female genital mutilation. Although there may be severe pain in the groin area after the procedure, for a number of weeks, sexual function is generally still possible but limited.

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My wife just had a partial Vulvectomy to remove a mass in her Bartholin Gland. The mass had been very painful and had grown very quickly. The...

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Bartholins gland cancer is rare, and few pathologists could recognize it

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What is a partial Volvectomy?
What is a Bilateral Labiaectomy?

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alterations to external genitalia

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A partial vulvectomy is a procedure to remove...

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I had a bartholin adenocarcinoma removed in March 2008. I had a radical vulvectomy. No cancer in the lymph nodes. This year four nodules were found...

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Thank you for posting your queries. You had a vulval carcinoma which is now spread to lung. Paclitaxel (Taxol) and Carboplatin are commonly used...

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