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September 1968

Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis (Drs. Bean and Becker), and the Duluth Clinic, Duluth, Minn (Dr. Becker).

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(3):284-286. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610150070013

The incidence of basal cell carcinoma of the vulva is 2% to 3% of all vulvar malignancies. It occurs most commonly in patients over 60 years old. Leukoplakia is not a predisposing factor. Treatment of choice is wide local excision although some authors recommend a regional node dissection if any squamous cell component is present. The use of curettage followed by electrodesiccation is briefly discussed.

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