Features to report

Author: Sarah Strickland, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 10 August 2016, last major update August 2016

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

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Table of Contents
Essential Features
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Essential Features
  • Specimen type
  • Procedure
  • Tumor site / location
  • Tumor focality
  • Tumor size
  • Histologic type and grade
  • Thickness of tumor: measured in millimeters from the surface of the tumor or, if keratinization, from the bottom of the granular layer to the deepest point of invasion
  • Depth of invasion: measured in millimeters from the epithelial-stromal junction of the adjacent, most superficial dermal papilla to the deepest point of invasion
  • Tumor growth pattern (infiltrating, pushing, mixed)
  • Margins
  • Lymphovascular invasion
  • Lymph nodes (total, location, number positive, tumor size, extranodal extension)
  • Distant metastasis
  • Pathologic staging
  • Presence of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia