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Evaluation of Symptoms and Prevention of Cancer in Menopause: The Value of Vulvar Exam

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Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), is a chronic medical condition experienced by postmenopausal women, with prevalence estimated ranging from 10% to 50% [1]. VVA is characterized by a constellation of symptoms, that may affect daily activities, sexuality, relationships, and quality of life [3]. Early recognition and effective treatment of VVA may enhance sexual health and the quality of life of women and their partners. Some vulvar conditions such as lichen sclerosus are more prevalent in the postmenopausal years. Lichen sclerosus has been suggested as a precursor of Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma. The vulvar exam in post-menopausal women plays an essential role in prevention of cancer because it allows to identify women who should undergo vulvar skin biopsy in order to early detect pre-neoplastic lesions for early diagnosis of cancer of the vulva.

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Pathological aspects of vulvovaginal mucosa in the subgroup of women presenting itching
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Mentions: The results of the evaluation of the external genitalia show the presence of thinned mucosa in 47,05% (n/N= 8/17), bleeding at slightest touch in 11,75% (n/N= 2/17), bleeding at intensive touch in 29,41% (n/N= 5/17) and presence of petechiae in 11,75% (n/N= 2/17). (Graphic 4: Pathological aspects of vulvovaginal mucosa in the subgroup of women presenting itching)


Evaluation of Symptoms and Prevention of Cancer in Menopause: The Value of Vulvar Exam
Pathological aspects of vulvovaginal mucosa in the subgroup of women presenting itching
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f4-tm-15-74: Pathological aspects of vulvovaginal mucosa in the subgroup of women presenting itching
Mentions: The results of the evaluation of the external genitalia show the presence of thinned mucosa in 47,05% (n/N= 8/17), bleeding at slightest touch in 11,75% (n/N= 2/17), bleeding at intensive touch in 29,41% (n/N= 5/17) and presence of petechiae in 11,75% (n/N= 2/17). (Graphic 4: Pathological aspects of vulvovaginal mucosa in the subgroup of women presenting itching)

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), is a chronic medical condition experienced by postmenopausal women, with prevalence estimated ranging from 10% to 50% [1]. VVA is characterized by a constellation of symptoms, that may affect daily activities, sexuality, relationships, and quality of life [3]. Early recognition and effective treatment of VVA may enhance sexual health and the quality of life of women and their partners. Some vulvar conditions such as lichen sclerosus are more prevalent in the postmenopausal years. Lichen sclerosus has been suggested as a precursor of Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma. The vulvar exam in post-menopausal women plays an essential role in prevention of cancer because it allows to identify women who should undergo vulvar skin biopsy in order to early detect pre-neoplastic lesions for early diagnosis of cancer of the vulva.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus