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View in Spanish: Vulvectomía tegumentaria

Skinning vulvectomy (SKIH-ning vul-VEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove the top layer of skin of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina). A skin graft may be used to replace the skin that was removed.

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