Pathology of the Vulva and Vagina

  • Laurence Brown

Part of the Essentials of Diagnostic Gynecological Pathology book series (EDGP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pratistadevi K. Ramdial, Eduardo Calonje
    Pages 13-46
  3. Boštjan Luzar, Eduardo Calonje
    Pages 47-85
  4. Thomas Brenn, Eduardo Calonje
    Pages 113-145
  5. Richard Oparka, C. Simon Herrington
    Pages 147-165
  6. W. Glenn McCluggage
    Pages 207-243
  7. Dmitry V. Kazakov, Michal Michal, Denisa Kacerovska
    Pages 245-271
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


Doctors and the general public are increasingly recognising diseases of the vulva and vagina as a cause of sexual dysfunction, morbidity and death, yet the wide but sometimes rare range of conditions involving this area are poorly represented in most textbooks of pathology. As the first volume in the Essentials of Diagnostic Gynecological Pathology series sponsored by the British Association of Gynecological Pathologists, Pathology of the Vulva and Vagina is one of the very few dealing wholly with this subject.

Pathology of the Vulva and Vagina introduces the topic with a stylishly illustrated description of the embryology and development which is fundamental to understanding the pathogenesis and symptomatology.  Subsequent chapters cover infections and non-infectious dermatoses, specifying those that can predispose to cancer. The precancerous conditions of vulval intraepithelial neoplasia, melanocytic proliferations and extra-mammary Paget’s disease are integrated respectively with accounts of human papilloma virus, malignant melanoma and recent awareness of ano-genital mammary-like glands. Advances in the recognition of potentially confusing benign conditions, prognosis and staging update the pathology of squamous and adenocarcinoma in these organs. The difficulties of sentinel node biopsy are explored and a comprehensive chapter clearly highlights the difficult differential diagnosis of mesenchymal lesions.

As most histopathology departments receive many gynecological specimens, Pathology of the Vulva and Vagina has been written to be useful diagnostically to general as well as specialist gynecological histopathologists and pathologists in training.  Gynecologists, oncologists, dermatologists, genitourinary physicians and cancer nurse specialists will find expert insights here that will help in treatment and counselling of their patients.



cancer dermatopathology gynecology histopathology pathology vagina vulva

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurence Brown
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of PathologyLeicester Royal InfirmaryLeicesterUnited Kingdom

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