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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Vulvectomía parcial

Partial vulvectomy (PAR-shul vul-VEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove an affected area of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina) along with a small amount of surrounding normal tissue.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.