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[Malignant vascular tumors of the vulva].

Authors
  • Chokoeva, A
  • Tchernev, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Akusherstvo i ginekologii︠a︡
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
54
Issue
1
Pages
48–52
Identifiers
PMID: 25909132
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Due to the increased vascularity as well as the unique anatomical structure, vascular lesions, which occur in the female reproductive system are common observed and diverse by their morphology. The majority of them are benign, including vascular malformations, lesions due to vascular hyperplasia, tumors with significant vascular component and others. Malignant vascular tumors are rare in the area of the vulva accounting about 1% of all vulvar lesions with vascular origin. Kaposi sarcoma, epithelioid hemangioepithelioma and epithelioid angiosarcoma have been reported with vulvar localization. With a view to their rare incidence, nonspecific clinical manifestation and aggressive behavior associated with high mortality, we present the most common malignant tumors of vascular origin arising in the vulva, as we emphasize on their epidemiology and clinical features, differential diagnosis and therapeutic algorithms for this rare type of malignancies.

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