Vulvar cancer is surgically staged and is categorized by the pathologic evaluation of the vulvar tumor and the inguinofemoral lymph nodes. All tumors more invasive than 1 mm and larger than 2 cm require pathologic assessment of inguinofemoral lymph nodes. Sentinel node biopsy is an alternative to inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy in many cases that require a lymphadenectomy. Radical local excision with inguinofemoral lymph node assessment is the preferred procedure for early-stage disease. Primaryneoadjuvant chemoradiation is used for most advanced-stage tumors.
- Inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy
- Modified radical vulvectomy
- Radical local excision
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Vulvar cancer