Risikofaktoren der rezidivhäufigkeit von vulvären intraepithelialen neoplasien grad III (VIN III)

Translated title of the contribution: Risk factors for recurrence of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia III (VIN III)

André Ahr*, A. Rody, S. Kissler, M. Kaufmann, R. Gätje

*Corresponding author for this work
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Objective: The incidence of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) has increased in the last decades. The therapy of VIN is the in toto resection. Still some patients develop VIN recurrence. The aim of this retrospective study is the identification of risk factors for VIN recurrence. Material and Methods: 68 Patients with VIN III has been examined in an univariate and multivariate analysis for the following parameters (follow-up: median 27 months): age, HPV, HIV, multicentricity, resection margins (1-4 mm, 5-9 mm, ≥ 10mm). Results: In the univariate analysis positive HPV and HIV status correlated with VIN recurrence. Also resection margins < 5 mm showed a significant correlation with VIN recurrence. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that HPV, HIV and resection margins < 5 mm are independent risk factors. No statistically association was found for age and multicentricity. Conclusion: The aim of VIN therapy must be the total resection with a negative resection margin of ≥ 5 mm. HPV- and/or HIV-positive patients have a significantly higher risk for VIN recurrence and need therefore an intensive follow up.

Translated title of the contributionRisk factors for recurrence of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia III (VIN III)
Original languageGerman
JournalZentralblatt fur Gynakologie
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 12.2006


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