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Vaginal cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control in the vagina. The vagina, also called the birth canal, goes from the uterus to the outside of the body.


Learn about vaginal cancer, its types, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and care at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute.


Learn more about vaginismus, a disorder that often inhibits intimacy, and our treatment approach at Northwell Health.


Varicose veins are bloated, twisted veins that can be seen just under the skin. Any vein may become varicose but it most commonly occurs in the legs.


A vascular lesion is an abnormality present in the tissue of the capillaries, veins, lymphatic vessels, or arteries that carry blood to and from the heart...


The vascular system is a network of blood vessels in the body, which can include arteries, capillaries and veins that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Factors that may make vascular disease more likely include family history, pregnancy, illness, injury and obesity.


Vascular birthmarks are red or blue lesions on or immediately beneath the skin’s surface. There are two main types: vascular malformations and hemangiomas...


Vascular ring is an abnormal formation of the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is a congenital problem, which means it is present at birth.


Vasculitis is a term that refers to several different conditions, all of which involve inflammation and/or damage to the blood vessels, ranging from moderate to severe...


The vein of Galen malformation is a rare, congenital blood vessel malformation in the brain that develops prenatally. It is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain...


Venous disease refers to a group of diseases that damage veins causing valves to not close completely, enabling blood to leak backward or flow in both directions.Venous diseases include varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.


Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a common structural heart disease that can be present at birth: a hole or defect in the septum (wall) that divides the two lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).


Vertebral artery disorders, including atherosclerosis or arteriosclerotic vascular disease (AVD), are conditions characterized by a thickening of the walls of an artery traveling through the cervical vertebrae (neck bones) and branching out into the brain...


Vertebral artery dissection is a tear in the wall of an artery in the neck, which supplies blood to the brain. The result is the formation of a blood clot, thickening of the arterial wall, and often an obstruction of blood flow...


Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are cracks in the vertebrae formed under pressure, which then cause the bones to collapse. This can happen as a result of trauma or weakened bones, and is the most common type of fracture among people with osteoporosis...


A vertebral compression fracture happens when the small bones (vertebrae) of the spine are compressed together to a smaller height. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) reports that a vertebral compression fracture, or spinal fracture, occurs in nearly 700,000 people every year...


Balance disorders arise when there is an interference with the elements of the body and brain that process sensory movements: the vestibular (ear) system, the visual (eye) system, and proprioception (the ability to determine where one’s body is in space)...


Learn about vulvar cancer, its risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and care at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute.


Vulvar cancer occur when abnormal cells grow out of control in the vulva. The vulva includes the lips of the vagina, the sensitive tissue between those lips called the clitoris, and the opening of the vagina.


Most vulvar disorders are skin conditions. They often produce similar symptoms, but the causes, risks and treatments can vary greatly in severity.