Vulvovaginal reconstruction in vulvar cancer
Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0932

Vulvovaginal reconstruction in vulvar cancer

6th International Congress on Gynecology & Gynecologic Oncology

July 23-24, 2018 | Rome, Italy

Daniel U Reimer

Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

Keynote: Gynecol Obstet

Abstract :

In 2014, the SEER database recorded 2.4 newly diagnosed vulvar cancers per 100,000 women in the US; the number of deaths has been stable since the 80’s with 0.5 per 100,000. Approximately 0.3% of women will be diagnosed with vulvar cancer at some point during their lifetime. Surgery aiming to achieve local control is the primary goal of treatment of neoplastic disease that involves the external female genitalia. In fact, traditional radical surgery produces anatomic distortion due to loss of the specific skin contour. Despite an intention to reduce surgical radicality during the last years, an impaired quality of life based on sexual dysfunction and/or disturbed body image remains a major obstacle. Thus, surgical techniques restoring important parts of vulvovaginal form and function are decisively warranted and should be a central part of vulvar surgery. Here in we describe indication, surgical procedure, and potential complications of various skin flap techniques with either random vascularization or based on vascular territories.

Biography :

Daniel U Reimer finished his Medical study at Medical University Innsbruck in 1998. After a Post-doc position at the Division of Biochemical Pharmacology, MUI (1998- 2001) he did his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MUI. From 2008-2011, he performed an ESGO accredited sub-specialization in Gynecologic Oncology. After his habilitation in 2012, he worked as Senior Consultant at the Department of Gynecology and Oncologic Surgery, Charité Berlin from 2012-2014. To date he is working as Senior Consultant in Gynecologic Oncology at the Deaprtment of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Innsbruck and as Senior Scientist at Charité Berlin.

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