Background: Vaginal cancer presenting concurrently with stage 4 uterovaginal prolapse is a rare occurrence, representing less than 1% of all gynecologic malignancies.
Case: We review the case of an 82-year-old woman who presented for care of prolapse. Examination demonstrated complete uterovaginal prolapse and a vaginal ulcer, later confirmed to be vaginal cancer.
Conclusion: The management of these complicated patients is limited by a lack of data available to guide treatment. This case and the literature review highlight the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and a high level of clinical suspicion for diagnosis of these very challenging cases.
Vaginal cancer, pelvic organ prolapse, pessaries
The authors report no conflict of interest.
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Kowalski JT, Savage J, Bradley CS. Vaginal cancer in patient presenting with advanced pelvic organ prolapse: case report and literature review. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug 06;5(1):Article 3 [8 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1280. Free full text article.