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Vulvar cancer: epidemiology, clinical presentation, and management options

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Women's Health, March 2015
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Vulvar cancer: epidemiology, clinical presentation, and management options
Published in
International Journal of Women's Health, March 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijwh.s68979
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ibrahim Alkatout, Veronika Günther, Melanie Schubert, Marion Weigel, Nele Garbrecht, Walter Jonat, Christoph Mundhenke

Abstract

Vulvar cancer can be classified into two groups according to predisposing factors: the first type correlates with a HPV infection and occurs mostly in younger patients. The second group is not HPV associated and occurs often in elderly women without neoplastic epithelial disorders. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common malignant tumor of the vulva (95%). Pruritus is the most common and long-lasting reported symptom of vulvar cancer, followed by vulvar bleeding, discharge, dysuria, and pain. The gold standard for even a small invasive carcinoma of the vulva was historically radical vulvectomy with removal of the tumor with a wide margin followed by an en bloc resection of the inguinal and often the pelvic lymph nodes. Currently, a more individualized and less radical treatment is suggested: a radical wide local excision is possible in the case of localized lesions (T1). A sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy may be performed to reduce wound complications and lymphedema. The survival of patients with vulvar cancer is good when convenient therapy is arranged quickly after initial diagnosis. Inguinal and/or femoral node involvement is the most significant prognostic factor for survival.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 106 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 103 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 21%
Student > Master 18 17%
Student > Postgraduate 15 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Other 24 23%
Unknown 6 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 75 71%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 13 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2019.
All research outputs
#4,079,237
of 14,000,161 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Women's Health
#180
of 538 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#67,968
of 229,444 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Women's Health
#5
of 16 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,000,161 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 70th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 538 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 8.6. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 16 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 62% of its contemporaries.