Journal article

Squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva with bulky positive groin nodes - nodal debulking versus full groin dissection prior to radiation therapy

SE Hyde, S Valmadre, NF Hacker, MS Schilthuis, PT Grant, J van der Velden

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Patients with clinical palpable involved groin lymph nodes and squamous cell cancer of the vulva are frequently treated by a full inguinal-femoral lymph node dissection followed by adjuvant radiotherapy to the groins and pelvis. Theoretically, less radical surgery for the groin such as nodal debulking, where only the macroscopically involved nodes are resected, allowing radiotherapy to treat any remaining microscopic disease may potentially decrease morbidity without compromising survival The objective of this retrospective study was to compare the groin recurrence rate and survival (disease specific and overall survival) of patients with clinically involved groin nodes and squamous cell car..

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