A Case of Stage I Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Early Relapse and Rapid Disease Progression

Case Rep Oncol Med. 2019 Jul 3;2019:1018492. doi: 10.1155/2019/1018492. eCollection 2019.


Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common subtype of vulvar cancer. Locoregional surgery is often curative when the tumor is diagnosed at an early stage. However, the disease can unexpectedly evolve with a dismal prognosis even after an early diagnosis. We report a case of a woman who experienced a rapid, chemorefractory tumor progression after surgery for stage IB vulvar SCC.

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