Posterior exenteration through groin incision in a patient with stage III vulvar carcinoma

Chelsey C. Rasmussen, Anil K. Sood, Joel I. Sorosky, Barrie Anderson

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During performance of bilateral groin incisions, an abdominal incision and a colostomy has the potential risks of devascularization of the lower abdominal wall and infection. A patient with locally advanced vulvar carcinoma requiring a posterior exenteration is presented. The posterior exenteration was performed by developing an abdominal skin flap from the groin incisions. This approach offers adequate exposure and a unique solution to the potential problems associated with combining an abdominal skin incision with bilateral groin incisions and end-descending sigmoid colostomy. In addition, this approach may be cosmetically more acceptable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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