skinning vulvectomy

Pronunciation: (SKIH-ning vul-VEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove the top layer of skin of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina). A skin graft may be used to replace the skin that was removed.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-05-05 Date last modified: 2006-10-02