ISSVDInternational Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases
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Bornstein, J., Goldstein, A.T., Stockdale, C.K., Bergeron, S., Pukall, C., Zolnoun, D., Coady, D., & consensus vulvar pain terminology committee of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD), the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and the International Pelvic
2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH and IPPS consensus terminology and classification of persistent vulvar pain and vulvodynia.
Wilkinson et al., "Squamous vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia: 2004 modified terminology, ISSVD vulvar oncology subcommittee," Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, vol.
These changes made by the ISSVD reflect the current literature on grading of VIN.
The diagnosis of differentiated VIN is rarely made at present; however, this distinction by the ISSVD may improve the ability of clinicians and pathologists to recognize this HPV-negative precursor before squamous cell carcinoma is present.
Many clinicians and pathologists have not adopted this most recent terminology; however, there is evidence that the ISSVD classification is the most clinically relevant.
The ISSVD defined vulvodynia as "vulvar discomfort, most often described as burning pain, occurring in the absence of relevant visible findings or a specific, clinically identifiable neurologic disorder."
(8.) Bornstein J, Bogliatto F, Haefner HK, et al; ISSVD Terminology Committee.
The divergence in terminology between dermatopathologists and gynecologic pathologists for cutaneous areas of the LAT continued in 1976 with the report from the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) on New Nomenclature for Vulvar Disease" [58].
In 2004, the ISSVD proposed a modified terminology for VIN as 2 distinct processes: the "usual type" encompassed high-grade VIN lesions (VIN 2 and 3) and were caused by HPV and the "differentiated type" was not caused by HPV [63].
International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) terminology because studies found no association between excised tissue and inflammation.
The International Society for the Study of Vulvar Diseases (ISSVD) defined vulvodynia in 1984 as chronic vulvar discomfort, noting that it is characterized in particular by the patient's complaint of burning, stinging, irritation, or rawness.