A 5-year follow-up of vulval swelling due to extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma: A rare case report (2019)

Type of publication:
Journal article

Author(s):
O’Neill D.; El-Ghobashy A.; Elghobashy M.; Abdelsalam H.; *Metelko M.

Citation:
Molecular and Clinical Oncology; May 2019; vol. 10 (no. 5); p. 483-486

Abstract:
Vulval extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a rare cause of vulval swelling, reported <10 times in the literature to date. EMC in this location is frequently misdiagnosed due to its rarity, and patients may incur delays in diagnosis and treatment. We herein present the diagnosis and management of the case of vulval EMC in a 42-year-old Caucasian female patient who presented in 2011 with a swelling on the right labium majus. The tumour was initially misdiagnosed as a Bartholin’s cyst and managed conservatively. The tumour was ultimately diagnosed as EMC and treated by radical surgical excision and adjuvant radiotherapy. The aim of the present study was to report the results after a long-terms follow-up period and review the available relevant literature.

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