Table 1

Clinico-pathological characteristics, treatment details, and follow-up status of the previously published cases of sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva.

Author

No. cases

Age

FIGO Stage

Primary treatment

Pathological Node Status

Histologic Report

DFS

Overall Survival


Way [8]

6

-

-

Surgery

n.a.

Unusual epithelioma

-

Less than 4.5 years


Gosling [9]

2

-

-

Surgery

n.a

Spindled squamous carcinoma

-

-


Copas [13]

1

54

III

Radical vulvectomy with bilateral groin and pelvic lymphadenectomy followed by adjuvant CT and RT

+

Poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma

1 month

2-3 months


Steeper [4]

1

89

-

RT followed by simple vulvectomy

n.a.

Pseudosarcomatous squamous cell carcinoma

8 months

32 months


LiVolsi [10]

2

-

-

n.a.

n.a

Carcinoma with sarcomatoid features

-

-


Santeusanio [7]

1

77

IV

Radical vulvectomy with bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy

+

Carcinoma with sarcoma-like features

15 days

1 month


Parham [6]

1

54

I

Local excision

n.a.

Mixed soft tissue sarcoma with atypical squamous cell

3 years

More than 6 years


Cooper [12]

1

73

III

Radical vulvectomy with bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy

+

Sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma

5 months

-


Choi [3]

1

43

II

Local excision with bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy

-

Sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma

Non evident disease

More than 2 years


Loizzi [11]

1

85

II

Radical vulvectomy with center inguinal lymphadenectomy

-

Carcinosarcoma

1 month

2 months


Present case

1

79

III

Radical vulvectomy with bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy followed by CT

+

Sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma

1 month

18 months


CT: chemotherapy; RT: radiation therapy

Petrillo et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:95   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-95

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