Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VaIN) is less common than intraepithelial neoplasia at other non-cervical sites and can be challenging to manage. This survey describes current clinical practice by colposcopists in the UK. An online questionnaire was emailed to all the lead colposcopists in U.K. A total of 86 (43%) responses were obtained. The median number of cases of VaIN seen in a year was five (range 0–100. Most clinics (95%) managed low grade VaIN conservatively. Local vaginal mucosal excision was the most common surgical procedure. Half of respondents adopted observation, although 64% of the units referred cases to a cancer centre. More than half used a combination of cytology and colposcopy for follow-up; only two reported using Human papilloma virus testing. Seventy-seven of eighty-six lead colposcopists did not have a local guideline and would support national guidance. Treatment differed across the UK with no agreed management guidelines.
- Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
Gurumurthy, M., Leeson, S., Tidy, J., & Cruickshank, M. E. (2020). UK national survey of the management of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 40(5), 694-698. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443615.2019.1652887