Letters Lichen sclerosus

Biopsy to exclude malignancy

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2108 (Published 20 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2108
  1. Rebecca E Dale, ST2 general surgery1,
  2. Tayo Oke, consultant general surgeon1
  1. 1Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London SE18 4QH
  1. rebecca.dale{at}doctors.org.uk

    The role of biopsy in excluding malignancy as well as confirming diagnosis should be emphasised for lichen sclerosus.1

    Although comparatively uncommon, vulval cancer is increasing in incidence, especially in younger women. In the United Kingdom in 2006 over 1000 women were diagnosed with vulval cancer, 15% of them under 50; in 1975, 6% …

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