Inguinal Metastasis from Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva

Case Rep Oncol. 2019 Jul 23;12(2):573-580. doi: 10.1159/000501769. eCollection 2019 May-Aug.


Vulval basal cell carcinomas (BCC) are an important differential diagnosis of painful, itchy vulval lesions, which can occur at all ages but commonly affect women in their senium. BCC tend to grow locally in an invasive and destructive pattern and seldom metastasize. Here we describe the rare case of inguinal metastasis in a 70-year-old woman with vulval BCC who was treated with radical hemivulvectomy, bilateral inguinal node sampling and adjuvant external beam radiotherapy. We discuss the clinical management of vulval BCC and provide an overview of the previously reported cases in the literature.

Keywords: Basal cell carcinoma; Lymph node metastasis; Vulva.

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