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Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2008 March;15(1):73-5

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Endovascular treatment for recurrent carcinoma of the vulva infiltrating pelvic and femoral arteries

Adovasio R. 1, Settembre N. 2, Pozzi Mucelli F. 1, Zamolo F. 1

1 Department of Vascular Surgery University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy 2 Department of Radiology University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy


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The aim of this study was to report two cases of endovascular treatment as a palliative therapy during advanced vulvar cancer with imminent risk of bleeding due to neoplastic erosion of pelvic and femoral arteries. We descrive two elderly women with histories of advanced stage recurrent carcinoma of the vulva previously treated with surgical therapy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy with an imminent risk of bleeding due to neoplastic involvement of pelvic and femoral arteries. Both were treated successfully with placement of vascular covered stent graft. Endovascular treatment may be an appropriate, less invasive and effective palliative treatment in patients with advanced stage vulvar cancer involving iliac and femoral arteries.

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