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Paget`s disease?



My sister-in-law recently had surgery which involved reconstructing her vulva area back to the anus arss disease, but I looked it up and that sounds like a completely different disease. Does the procedure I mentioned sound like anything you know about? She said it is something women can experience after menopause and men can also get it.

Thank you


Paget's disease does require removal of the skin that contains the microscopic changes. It does involve vulvar/perineal reconstruction. I don't know exactly what surgery you are referring to, but vulvar reconstruction is necessary in most cases. I don't think it is a disease exclusive to women, but I don't know if it occurs in the perineum of men. It can effect the nipple of both men and women.

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Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
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