Radical vulvectomy is used to treat cancer of the
If the cancer has not spread to the sides of the vulva, around the clitoris, or between the vagina and anus, a simpler procedure can be carried out. This involves removal of only the skin around the cancer and the lymph glands in the groin.
The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and takes 2-3 hours.
During the operation, a catheter is inserted into
There will be some discomfort following surgery
The average hospital stay is 2-3 weeks and normal activities can usually be resumed within 8-12 weeks.