partial radical vulvectomy

Definition / meaning of partial radical vulvectomy

Surgery to remove most, but not all, of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina). The clitoris may not be removed. Sometimes lymph nodes in the groin area are also removed. Also called modified radical vulvectomy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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