The vagina, oncological target: Vain and therapeutic strategies

The vagina, oncological target: Vain and therapeutic strategies

Francesco Sopracordevole1 – Orcid , Nicolò Clemente1 – Orcid, Anna del Fabro1 – Orcid

1 – SOC of Oncological Gynecology – Oncological Reference Center of Aviano – IRCCS

Corresponding author: Francesco Sopracordevole

DOI: 10.53146/lriog1202120


VaIN (Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia) is a challenge disease for gynecologists: it is often undiagnosed, difficult to treat, with high rate of recurrence and, in some cases, it can progress to invasive vaginal cancer. Multiple treatments are often required, with a potential impairment of women’s quality of life. To get a proper diagnosis and adequate treatment, all the women with abnormal pap smear, should undergo an accurate colposcopic evaluation of vaginal walls. A colposcopy-guided biopsy of suspicious lesions is mandatory. The treatment of VaIN (especially the most complex cases) should be performed by expert colposcopists in referral centres.

Keywords: VaIN; vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia; pap smear; vaginal excision; vaginal surgery.

Available in LRIOG Nr.2 – 2021

e-ISSN: 1824-0283

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