Ten patients with multifocal grade 3 vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia were treated by a combination of surgical excision and carbon dioxide laser vaporization of selected areas. The lesions treated by the laser were either on the clitoris or distal to the vulva. These areas could be functionally and anatomically deformed if surgically excised. Combining the carbon dioxide laser with surgery, however, resulted in a satisfactory cosmetic outcome and provided an adequate specimen for histopathologic diagnosis.
- Vulvar neoplasms
- laser surgery
- skinning vulvectomy
- vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia
- wide local excision