Epithelioid Sarcoma of the Vulva

  • Linda Rogers University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Hue-Tsi Wu University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Dhirendra Govender University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Lynette Denny University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
Keywords: Epithelioid sarcoma, proximal type, vulva, radical wide local excision

Abstract

Vulval epithelioid sarcoma is a rare, locally-aggressive malignant soft tissue tumour, which may present diagnostic diffi culties, both clinically and pathologically. This can result in a delay in appropriate treatment, which consists primarily of radical wide local excision of the tumour. We report a case of a recurrent epithelioid sarcoma of the vulva, with a discussion of the pathological features and management.

Author Biographies

Linda Rogers, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital

Senior Specialist

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town

Hue-Tsi Wu, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital

Specialist

Division of Anatomical Pathology, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town

Dhirendra Govender, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital

Professor and Head of Division

Division of Anatomical Pathology, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town

Lynette Denny, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital

Professor and Head of Department

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town

Published
2010-07-19
Section
Case Studies