The benign diseases of the vulva and vagina

Balaouras D, Daniilidis A, Tantanasis T, Chintzios D, Nasioutziki M, Makris V, Loufopoulos PD, Tantanasis T
 
2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hippokrateio hospital, Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
 
Correspondence: Balaouras D, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hippokrateio hospital, Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Abstract

The diseases of the vulva and vagina are of great importance in gynecology. They are categorized as inflammatory, non-neoplasmatic precancerous, and malignant. They are caused by fungi, bacteria, protozoa or viruses. The non-neoplasmatic and precancerous diseases appear as skin lesions including leichen, psoriasis, and local allergies.The inflammatory diseases of the vagina could be caused by gonococcus, trichomonas or fungi. A special category is the menopausal vaginitis. The benign vaginal tumors consist of the Gartner’s cysts and the condylomas.
 

Key words: benign vulval diseases; benign vaginal diseases; sexually transmitted diseases