The utility of high-frequency ultrasonography in preoperative assessment of vulvar Paget’s disease – a case report
J Ultrason 2019; 19: 311–313
DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0047
ABSTRACT

Paget’s disease of the vulva is a rare skin cancer accounting for less than 1% of all vulvar neoplasias. Surgery is the first treatment of choice. Unfortunately, it is insufficient in many cases, which require further treatment, and the risk of recurrence is high. We present a case of an 85-year-old woman who underwent surgery due to Paget’s disease of the vulva. A preoperative skin imaging using a high-frequency 48 MHz mechanical probe was used to assess the lesion margins. Typical high-frequency ultrasonographic features of vulvar Paget’s disease were identified and analyzed. This is the first report of high-frequency ultrasonography imaging of vulvar Paget’s disease.

Key words: Paget’s disease, vulva, high-frequency ultrasonography, ultrasound