Some of the most complex disorders of the vulva and vagina are the neoplasms, and this is because of the variety of cells native to the anatomy gives rise to a wide range of possibilities in terms of potential cancer types. This comprehensive eChapter has been written by a distinguished gynaecological oncologist and provides descriptions, clinical features, diagnostic and treatment guidelines for over 240 different neoplasms of the vulva and vagina, and is an excellent resource for any health professional.

This eChapter is divided into two sections, the first being concerned with neoplasms of the vulva. The author progresses through the descriptions of the various cancers in numerical order, and begins the section on cancers of the vulva with a general description of seborrheic keratosis, it’s clinical features, pathology and treatment, and follows this pattern for the remainder of the eChapter. The first section describes 195 unique neoplasms and their sub-types, including a comprehensive review of common cancers such as vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN and it’s variants) , intraepithelial carcinoma (CIN and it’s stages), squamous cell carcinoma, and rarer neoplasms such as keratoacanthoma, or the ‘self-healing SCC’, and Karposi’s sarcoma.

The second section describes 51 neoplasms of the vagina, and includes classificatory and staging tables, as well as illustrative photographs and histological slides. The section describes the more common cancers, such as vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN and it’s various stages), squamous cell carcinomas, and rarer examples such as Mullerian papilloma and benign mixed tumors.

This eChapter forms part of the Ausmed publication The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, edited by Graeme Dennerstein, James Scurry, John Brenan, David Allen and Maria-Grazia Marin. A richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of over 275 vulvovaginal diseases The Vulva and Vaginal Manual is an invaluable resource especially suitable for:

  • Gynecologists
  • Dermatologists
  • General Practitioners
  • Obstetricians
  • Midwives
  • General nurses
  • Practice nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners

There are also 14 additional eChapters from The Vulva and Vaginal Manual available for members to download from the Ausmed website. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, women’s health and a wide range of other healthcare topics. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Gynecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice.

Contents include

  • Copious histology images and medical-quality photographs to illustrate descriptions
  • Clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of a very wide range of neoplasms from Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia to epithelioid sarcomas and more
  • Rare diseases such as cutaneous T-Cell lymphoma and metastatic tumours
  • Predictive survival timeframes
  • Extensive reference list for further reading
  • Classificatory and staging tables for common neoplasms.
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Author / Editor Biographies

John Brenan is a dermatologist practicing in Melbourne. He is a past President of the Australian College of Dermatology, consultant dermatologist to the Mercy Hospital for Women and the original dermatologist for the Dermogynaecology Clinic.
David Allen is a certified gynaecological oncologist practicing at the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne.
James Scurry is one of Australia's leading gynaecological pathologists. He is a pathologist in Newcastle, New South Wales.
Grazia Marin is a psychologist in private practice in Melbourne and past committee member and Education Officer of the Victorian Psychosexual Society. She is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases and is serving on its Patient Education and Sexual Difficulties committees.
Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the ...

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