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Table 1. Carcinoma of the Vaginaa

FIGO Nomenclature 
Stage IThe carcinoma is limited to the vaginal wall.
Stage IIThe carcinoma has involved the subvaginal tissue but has not extended to the pelvic wall.
Stage IIIThe carcinoma has extended to the pelvic wall.
Stage IVThe carcinoma has extended beyond the true pelvis or has involved the mucosa of the bladder or rectum; bullous edemas as such does not permit a case to be allotted to stage IV.
IVa - Tumor invades bladder and/or rectal mucosa and/or direct extension beyond the true pelvis.
IVb - Spread to distant organs.

FIGO = Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique.
aAdapted from FIGO Committee on Gynecologic Oncology.[1]


  1. FIGO Committee on Gynecologic Oncology: Current FIGO staging for cancer of the vagina, fallopian tube, ovary, and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 105 (1): 3-4, 2009.  [PUBMED Abstract]