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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2414569, 10 pages
Review Article

Clinician’s Update on the Benign, Premalignant, and Malignant Skin Tumours of the Vulva: The Dermatologist’s View

1Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
2Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Correspondence should be addressed to Simon Francis Thomsen

Received 9 April 2017; Accepted 18 June 2017; Published 25 July 2017

Academic Editor: Mauro Alaibac

Copyright © 2017 Freja Lærke Sand and Simon Francis Thomsen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Correct and rapid diagnosis of skin tumours often requires biopsy and histopathological examination to differentiate benign lesions such as seborrhoeic keratoses or melanocytic naevi from premalignant and malignant lesions such as malignant melanoma. Particularly, to the untrained eye, any benign skin tumour—pigmented or nonpigmented—is easily mistaken for a malignant lesion. Qualified clinical evaluation is paramount in order to reduce the frequency of unwarranted skin biopsies. Herein, the most common benign, premalignant, and malignant vulvar skin tumours are reviewed.