Review of current classification and terminology of vulvar disorders

Authors: J. Sláma
Authors‘ workplace: Onkogynekologické centrum, Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika VFN a 1. LF UK, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. A. Martan, DrSc.
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2012, 77, č. 4 s. 287-292


To summarize current terminology and classification of vulvar disorders.

Review article.

Gynecologic oncology center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, General Faculty Hospital and 1st Medical School of Charles University, Prague.

Methods and results:
Vulvar disorders include wide spectrum of different diagnoses. Multidisciplinary collaboration is frequently needed in diagnostical and therapeutical process. It is essential to use unified terminology using standard dermatological terms, and unified classification for comprehensible communication between different medical professions. Current classification, which is based on Clinical-pathological criteria, was established by International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease. Recently, there was introduced Clinical classification, which groups disorders according to main morphological finding.

Adequate and unified classification and terminology are necessary for effective communication during the diagnostical process.

Key words:
vulvar disorder, VIN, vulvar dermatosis, classification, terminology.


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