Partial Vulvectomy w/lymph nodes removed in both groins and illiac region - PPaseka

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Vulvar Cancer. Posted on December 17, 2011 View this journey (4 Experiences)

We were diagnosed with metsasized squamous cell carcinoma, primary site unknown, after a groin biopsy of lymph node. With the help of a friend, we were able to get into IU Simon Gyn/Onc clinic without a referal. After being examined, they thought it was not female related but thet ordered more pathology of the original biopsy speciman and also order a PET CT. After the inital exam, the resident mentioned Bartholins Gland cancer but the initially ruled it out because of her age and the fact that they both could not feel it. We done the PET CT on Oct. 20 and got the results and also the pathology back on the 21st. Bartholins Gland cancer of the right Bartholin Gland. We had a partial vulvectomy on Nov. 8th at IU Medical in Indy. Surgery went well. They were able to remove the tumor in the Bartholins without having to do a skin graft. We were release on the 11th. We ended back at IU on Dec. 1 with cellulitis. We spent two days with IV penicillin. We are going to start chmeo on the 27th. They will be using cysplatin as a radiosensitizer along with radiation for five days a week for six weeks. The pathology on the lymph nodes showed that of the 28 removed, 13 were invloled with cancer.

Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Recovery: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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