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What is a radical vulvectomy exactly?

What is a radical vulvectomy exactly?

Removal of vulva: A radical vulvectomy is a surgical option for the treatment of advanced vulvar cancer (cancer of the vulva). During this surgery, the labia and much of the surrounding skin and lymph nodes are all removed from the body. If you or someone you know has vulvar cancer, you should be seeing a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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Years ago i had a radical vulvectomy done. Is it possible for me to get a vulva transplant now?

Years ago i had a radical vulvectomy done. Is it possible for me to get a vulva transplant now?

Not exactly.: No it's not possible to have a vulva transplant ( as in from another human being), but sometimes a plastic surgeon can graft skin and tissue from another area of your body such as buttock or thigh to make the area look more even. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal after a partial vulvectomy?

How long should it take to heal after a partial vulvectomy?

Vulvectomy: Up to 50% of vulvectomy incisions breakdown no matter how careful the patient or gynecologic oncologist is. We tell patients it may take up to 12 weeks for total healing. ...Read more

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I'm getting a partial vulvectomy how long does it usually take to heal?

I'm getting a partial vulvectomy how long does it usually take to heal?

Vulvectomy: A partial vulvectomy is usually done for vin iii (carcinoma in situ/ severe dysplasia of the vulva). Healing time is variable but for it to heal all the way, 6-8 weeks is common. Patients are back to work 1-2 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Is masturbation possible after a vulvectomy?

Is masturbation possible after a vulvectomy?

Yes: If the labia, clitoris, and vagina were left intact, sexual activity, including masturbation, is possible. ...Read more

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Where does the drainage come from with a partial vulvectomy?

Where does the drainage come from with a partial vulvectomy?

Drainage: Some of the fluid is just weeping of the underlying tissue because of exposure to outside. Occasionally some drainage is infection. ...Read more

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I've had parcial vulvectomy it was stage 4 no radiation was needed.I have been having symtoms again it has been 2 years. Should i expect this?

I've had parcial vulvectomy it was stage 4 no radiation was needed.I have been having symtoms again it has been 2 years. Should i expect this?

Possibly: I assume the partial vulvectomy was for squamous Ca. Also that the procedure was effective because failure to control disease here might not result in an obvious lesion, but rather metastasis to regional groin nodes. Since intermittent symptoms are the major problem it is probably due to scar around several of the nerve groups such as pudendal nerve. Otherwise a neuroma may have developed ...Read more

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Is severe vulvar dysplasia likely to come back after a vulvectomy?

Is severe vulvar dysplasia likely to come back after a vulvectomy?

Possibly: If you have had that diagnosis, a regular gynecologic evaluation is very important. The problem is frequently multifocal, that is occurring in separated areas. ...Read more

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