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Chapter 4 - Vulval Disorders in Pregnancy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2023

Swati Jha
Affiliation:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Priya Madhuvrata
Affiliation:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Summary

Vulval disorders are not uncommon in obstetric practice. This chapter aims to enhance clinical skills in patient assessment, vulval examination and treatment of common benign vulval skin disease and infections. Basic treatments often benefit the patient (e.g. use of emollients and topical steroids). Some patients have complex disease and can present with more than one condition, so careful assessment and individualised management is essential. Understanding of when to refer onwards to a gynaecologist and even a vulval specialist service is important to optimise clinical outcomes.

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Print publication year: 2023

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