The 4-decade (1980–2017) trends in lymph node status of patients with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (VSCC) in a province of northern Italy were investigated. Information was collected on lymph node dissection, number of lymph nodes dissected, lymph node involvement, and number of positive lymph nodes from a series of 760 patients admitted to a tertiary referral centre for vulvar disease. The adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for lymph node involvement, for ≥ 2 positive nodes, and for a lymph node ratio ≥ 20% were estimated from multiple logistic regression models. The adjusted OR for lymph node dissection was greater in the 2000s and 2010s versus the 1980s. The adjusted OR for lymph node involvement was 1.36 (95% confidence interval (CI), 0.72–2.60) in the 1990s, 1.31 (95% CI, 0.72–2.38) in the 2000s and 1.32 (95% CI, 0.73–2.41) in the 2010s versus the 1980s. The adjusted OR for ≥ 2 positive nodes was 1.36 (95% CI, 0.68–2.72), 0.86 (95% CI, 0.44–1.65) and 0.67 (95% CI, 0.34–1.31), respectively. The adjusted OR for lymph node ratio ≥ 20% was 1.45 (95% CI, 0.62–3.43), 1.21 (95% CI, 0.54–2.72) and 0.81 (95% CI, 0.35–1.89), respectively. This stagnation indicates the need for a serious rethink of the local model for the care of VSCC.

Four-decade trends in lymph node status of patients with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma in northern Italy

Preti M.
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Micheletti L.;Corazza M.;Cosma S.;Gallio N.;Bevilacqua F.;Benedetto C.
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2021

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The 4-decade (1980–2017) trends in lymph node status of patients with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (VSCC) in a province of northern Italy were investigated. Information was collected on lymph node dissection, number of lymph nodes dissected, lymph node involvement, and number of positive lymph nodes from a series of 760 patients admitted to a tertiary referral centre for vulvar disease. The adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for lymph node involvement, for ≥ 2 positive nodes, and for a lymph node ratio ≥ 20% were estimated from multiple logistic regression models. The adjusted OR for lymph node dissection was greater in the 2000s and 2010s versus the 1980s. The adjusted OR for lymph node involvement was 1.36 (95% confidence interval (CI), 0.72–2.60) in the 1990s, 1.31 (95% CI, 0.72–2.38) in the 2000s and 1.32 (95% CI, 0.73–2.41) in the 2010s versus the 1980s. The adjusted OR for ≥ 2 positive nodes was 1.36 (95% CI, 0.68–2.72), 0.86 (95% CI, 0.44–1.65) and 0.67 (95% CI, 0.34–1.31), respectively. The adjusted OR for lymph node ratio ≥ 20% was 1.45 (95% CI, 0.62–3.43), 1.21 (95% CI, 0.54–2.72) and 0.81 (95% CI, 0.35–1.89), respectively. This stagnation indicates the need for a serious rethink of the local model for the care of VSCC.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7952703/
Preti M.; Bucchi L.; Micheletti L.; Privitera S.; Corazza M.; Cosma S.; Gallio N.; Borghi A.; Bevilacqua F.; Benedetto C.
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