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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-47

Wolf in lamb's skin: Vulval carcinoma mimicking bartholin gland abscess

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, M.S.Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Bangalore, India

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Ashwini U Nayak
Venkatesh Nayak, 'Kalpatharu', Survey No. 52, Site No. 59, 10th A cross, CMC 240, Chowdeshwarinagar, Laggere village extension, PSIPOST, Bangalore - 560058
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.55489

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Vulvar cancer is a rare malignancy, representing approximately 4% of the female genital tract malignancies. This case emphasizes the importance of considering the unusual diagnosis of vulval cancer in a young woman when confronted with a large or recurrent Bartholin gland lesion, and underlines the need for careful pathological examination of such specimens.

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