Our purpose was to describe the incidence of vulvar and vaginal melanoma and to evaluate risk factors.
We also aimed to provide population-based estimates of survival and to evaluate prognostic factors.
We calculated incidence rates and survival curves based on 15 years'experience of population-based registries that together cover approximately 10% of the United States population.
The incidences of vulvar and vaginal melanoma were 0.108 and 0.026/105 per year.
White women experienced an increased incidence of vulvar melanoma but not vaginal melanoma (relative risks 2.6 and 1.0 for white women, compared with black women).
For vulvar melanoma the 5-year survival was 50% ; regional or distant spread, older age, and black race were adverse prognostic factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Vulve, Vagin, Epidémiologie, Survie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tumeur maligne, Vulve pathologie, Vagin pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Vulva, Vagina, Epidemiology, Survival, Human, United States, North America, America, Malignant tumor, Vulvar diseases, Vaginal diseases, Female genital diseases
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Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 09/06/1995.