Extramammary Paget's Disease of the Vulva: Report of Two Cases.

Journal: Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Extramammary Paget's disease is a rare condition, affecting 6.5% of all patients with Paget's disease. The most common extramammary site is the vulvar area. Although diagnosis in some patients is difficult to set, early diagnosis is of high importance in order to detect the irreversible progression of the lesion early and prevent distant metastasis. An 89-year-old female and a 69-year-old female presented within three months with an eczematous lesion with leukoplakia in the vulva. The incisional biopsy of the skin revealed extramammary Paget's disease. Both patients underwent a surgical wide local excision of the lesion and the specimens were sent for histopathological examination. Extramammary Paget's disease has a high potential for distant malignancies and local recurrence, dictating that surgical excision is the most efficient treatment. The rareness of the condition and the diagnostic difficulties underline the need for early skin biopsy, which is the most efficient diagnostic tool.

Christoforos S Kosmidis, hristina Sevva, anagiota Roulia, harilaos Koulouris, ikolaos Varsamis, eorgios Koimtzis, asiliki Theodorou, hrysi Maria Mystakidou, leni Georgakoudi, eorgios Anthimidis

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