Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Vaginal neoplasia

Introduction

  • Cause: tumors of epithelium (unusual), connective tissue (leiomyoma - most common), transmissible venereal tumor (TVT - incidence varies with geographic location), lipoma (common).
  • Signs: vary with tumor type.
  • Treament: vary with tumor type.
  • Prognosis: vary with tumor type.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology


Carcinoma
  • Unusual.
  • Metastasize to inguinal lymph nodes.
Leiomyoma
  • Most common vaginal tumor (except in TVT areas).
  • Often show marked estral-related growth.
Transmissible venereal tumor
  • Incidence varies greatly with geographic area.
  • Transplanted at coitus (precise cell unknown).
  • Metastasise occasionally to lymph nodes also by implantation to lips, nose or skin.
  • Often regress spontaneously.

Timecourse

  • Months to years.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

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