Stage 1 small cell cancer of the vagina.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This is the case of a 56-year-old white woman with a medical history significant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, migraine, hypertension, tobacco abuse and hypercholesterolaemia. Her surgical history is significant for total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for diffuse endometriosis. The patient presented with a vaginal lesion. The biopsy was positive for primary vaginal small cell carcinoma and human papilloma virus (HPV). Initial staging positron emission tomography (PET) scan confirmed stage 1 disease. The patient was started on chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide for four cycles, followed by concurrent chemotherapy with cisplatin/taxol and radiation therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haykal, T; Pandit, T; Bachuwa, G; Danish, R

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2018 /

Start / End Page

  • bcr-2018-225294 -

PubMed ID

  • 29950369

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6020897

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-790X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1757-790X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bcr-2018-225294


  • eng