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Women's dermatology service

 Vulval disorders in women and children 


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About us

Our women's dermatology service deals with the diagnosis and management of inflammatory and other vulval disorders. We provide a specialised service for both adults and children with vulval disease.

We provide:

  • a clinic for the diagnosis and management of vulval dermatoses, including: all inflammatory conditions, benign (non-cancerous) lesions, vulval intra-epithelial neoplasia (VIN) and extra-mammary Paget's (EMP) and vulval pain
  • links with genito-urinary medicine for patients with infections and vulval disease
  • a combined clinic with a specialist consultant gynaecological surgeon, for joint consultations. We have experience of using topical agents in the management of VIN and EMP, working closely with the gynaecology cancer team
  • a specialised clinic for children with vulval problems
  • a team of dermatological surgeons who have expertise in treating basal cell carcinomas of the vulva with Moh’s micrographic surgery, laser treatment of lymphangiectasia and other disorders.
  • pain clinics with longer appointment slots, in addition to close ties with the chronic pain service with access to a physiotherapist and pain specialist
  • clinical psychology services
  • weekly meetings with dermatopathology to review all vulval biopsies.

This clinic serves the local community for GP referrals but it also offers a national and international tertiary referral service. Patients are referred from other dermatologists, gynaecologists, genito-urinary (GU) medicine doctors, children's doctors, oral medicine specialists and others.


Tel: 020 7188 6393 / 020 7188 6399

Email: gst-tr.

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