Jacob Bornstein

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In this chapter we present the contemporary terminologies regarding classification of vulvar lesions that were accepted by the relevant international societies and are being used throughout the book: the clinical terminology of the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) which provides basic definitions of the normal and abnormal vulva, the classification of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) which provides the differential diagnosis of vulvar dermatological disorders, and the ISSVD terminology of eczematous and lichenified diseases. These terminologies are practical to making the diagnosis of a vulvar lesion. It is recommended to define the pattern of the lesion by using the IFCPC clinical terminology of the vulva and then looking in the ISSVD terminologies for further characterization of that pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVulvar Disease
Subtitle of host publicationBreaking the Myths
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319616216
ISBN (Print)9783319616209
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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