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, vulval (vŭl'văr, vŭl'văl),
Relating to the vulva.


adjective Referring or pertaining to the vulva; vulvar.


, vulval (vŭl'văr, -văl)
Relating to the vulva.


(vul'va) (vul've?, 'vi?) plural.vulvae [L. vulva, covering]
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VULVA: Inferior view of the perineum
That portion of the female external genitalia lying posterior to the mons veneris, consisting of the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule of the vagina, vaginal opening, Bartholin's glands. See: illustrationvulvalvulvar (vul'val) (vul'var), adjective

vulva connivens

Vulvar agglutination.

vulva hians

Vulva in which the labia majora are gaping.
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To the best of our knowledge, the only previous reports of a vesicocutaneous fistula post-radiotherapy include a case report by Lau et al, describing the sequelae of the fistula in a patient who had suffered vulval cancer.
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