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Korean J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Dec;53(12):1047-1051. Korean.
Published online December 21, 2010.
Copyright © 2010 Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Management of skin lesion of female external genitalia
Suk Bong Koh, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

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Received October 08, 2010; Accepted November 23, 2010.


Patients with vulval symptoms are met frequently in gynaecological practice. The complaint is often long-standing and distressing and frequently induces a feeling of despair in both patient and doctor. The diagnosis and management of vulval dermatoses require such a multidisciplinary approach and the importance of this has been amply demonstrated by the evolution of combined clinics. Vulval disease in many societies can be the subject of unnecessary and exaggerated shame and embarrassment, hence their frequency and importance have been underestimated.

Keywords: Female; External genitalia; Skin lesion; Management


Table 1
Classification of vulval diseases (ISSVD and ISGP in 1986)
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Table 2
Gengeral view of external genitalia examination
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Table 3
Biopsy of the vulva
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