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Preoperative CT shows little value in early vulvar SCC

Key clinical point: Preoperative computerized tomography (CT) showed limited value in the clinical management of patients with early-stage vulvar squamous cell carcinoma.

Major finding: There was no significant difference in overall survival, disease-specific or disease-free survival, or groin node recurrence between patients who underwent preoperative CT and patients who did not.

Study details: A prospective cohort study of 225 patients with primary or recurrent vulvar squamous cell carcinoma.

Disclosures: No funding sources were reported. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.


Pounds R et al. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Jan 24. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.01.031.