Vaginal cancer (staging)

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 11 Sep 2019

The staging of primary vaginal cancer covers all histological subtypes and is as follows

FIGO staging system
  • stage 0: carcinoma in situ
  • stage I: tumor confined to vagina
  • stage II: invasion of paravaginal tissues but no extension beyond pelvic side walls
  • stage III: extension to pelvic side walls
  • stage IV: spread beyond the true pelvis
    • stage IVa: invasion of bladder/rectal mucosa and/or extension beyond the true pelvis
    • stage IVb: distant metastatic disease

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