Management of Basal Cell Carcinoma That Developed in The Vulva: Based on Treatment Experience of 2 Cases of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Toshiyuki Kakinuma* , Kaoru Kakinuma, Masataka Kagimoto, Ayaka Kaneko, Yuka Sakamoto, Yoshio Matasuda, Kaoru Yanagida, Michitaka Ohwada
Journal Title:Annals of Case Reports & Reviews
Summary Vulvar carcinoma is rare as a gynecologic malignant tumor, and among vulvar carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma is extremely rare. We encountered 2 cases of basal cell carcinoma that developed in the vulva.
Case 1: A patient was an 81 year-old female. The patient presented with a chief complaint of sensation of mass in the left side of the vulva. The mass in the left side of the vulva was 1 cm in size and diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma based on biopsy results. Systemic examination showed no distal metastasis and local resection was performed.
Case 2: A patient was an 84-year-old female. The patient presented with a chief complaint of atypical genital bleeding. Mass of 3 cm in size was present in the left side of the vulva, and biopsy of that site was performed and basal cell carcinoma was diagnosed. Systemic examination showed no distal metastasis, and local resection was performed. Postoperative course was uneventful and recurrence has not occurred in both cases. In differential diagnosis of external genitalia lesion, basal cell carcinoma should be put in mind and if abnormal lesion is observed, biopsy should be actively performed aiming at early detection, and appropriate operative procedure should be selected.