An aetiological study of white vulval skin lesions amongst patients attending the gynaecological clinic at R.K. Khan Hospital, Durban.

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dc.contributor.advisor Moodley, Jagidesa.
dc.creator Moodley, Manivasan.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-04T13:07:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-04T13:07:44Z
dc.date.created 1998
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/2525
dc.description Thesis (M.Med.)-University of Natal, Durban, 1998. en_US
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND White vulva! skin lesions may be due to various conditions, including benign and non-benign causes. The dilemma faced by the clinician with such a patient is the aetiology of the lesion, as well as the approach to management. AIM To establish the aetiology of white vulva! skin lesions in patients attending the gynaecology clinic and to evaluate the role of Collin's test and vulvoscopy. SETTING R. K. Khan Hospital, which is a secondary level hospital in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. METHOD Sixty-two patients with white vulva! skin lesions whom consented to the study were recruited. The investigations consisted of Pap smear, colposcopy of the vulva [Vulvoscopy], perineum and where appropriate, vaginoscopy and colposcopy; Collin's test and biopsy of all abnormal areas detected by these tests. RESULTS Pruritus vulvae was the commonest presenting symptom [70%1. No vulvoscopic abnormalities were detected in 97% of patients, whilst 3% had acetowhite areas indicative of Human papilloma virus infection. Collin's test was positive in 40% of patients, although, histologically these areas were benign. All patients in the study had benign lesions on histology. CONCLUSION All patients in this study had benign causes of white vulval skin lesions. However, this cannot lead us to conclude that there is no role for doing Vulvoscopy and Collin's test, as premalignant and malignant lesions should be detected by these tests had they been present. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Vulva--Diseases. en_US
dc.subject Hospital patients--KwaZulu-Natal--Durban. en_US
dc.subject Vulva--Tumours. en_US
dc.subject Theses--Obstetrics and gynaecology.
dc.title An aetiological study of white vulval skin lesions amongst patients attending the gynaecological clinic at R.K. Khan Hospital, Durban. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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