Vulva
Nonneoplastic disorders
Leukoplakia

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 October 2017, last major update March 2013

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PubMed Search: Leukoplakia of the vulva [title]

Cite this page: Roychowdhury, M. Leukoplakia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/vulvaleukoplakia.html. Accessed December 11th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Clinical term, means vitiligo (loss of pigment); pathologists should NOT use this term because it has no histologic meaning
  • Causes include carcinoma in situ / Paget disease, inflammatory dermatosis (psoriasis, chronic dermatitis), invasive carcinoma, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus, lichen simplex chronicus, squamous cell hyperplasia