Vulvar disease

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A vulvar disease is a particular abnormal, pathological condition that affects part or all of the vulva. Several pathologies are defined. Some can be prevented by vulvovaginal health maintenance.

Vulvar cancer[edit]

Vulvar cancer accounts for about 5% of all gynecological cancers and typically affects women in later life. Five year survival rates in the United States are around 70%.[1]

Symptoms of vulvar cancer include itching, a lump or sore on the vulva which does not heal and/or grows larger, and sometimes discomfort/pain/swelling in the vulval area. Treatments include vulvectomy – removal of all or part of the vulva.

Vulvo-perineal localization of dermatologic disorders[edit]

Systemic disorders may be localized in the vulvo-perineal region.[2]

Blemishes and cysts[edit]


Inflammatory diseases[edit]

Pain syndromes[edit]


Developmental disorders[edit]

  • Septate vagina
  • Vaginal opening extremely close to the urethra or anus
  • An imperforate hymen
  • Various stages of genital masculinization including fused labia, an absent or partially formed vagina, urethra located on the clitoris.
  • Hermaphroditism

Tumoral and hamartomatous diseases[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Vulvar Cancer". NCI. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac sara catanzaro (2005). "Vulvo-Perineal Localization of Dermatologic Disorders, 2005". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders.
  3. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac (2005). "Diaper Dermatitis in Infancy, 2005". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders.
  4. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac (2005). "Infectious Diseases (Except Sexually Transmitted Diseases)". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders.
  5. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac (2005). "Tumoral and Hamartomatous Diseases of the Vulva, 2005". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders.