Vulvar lipoma is a rare tumor localization and only a few cases have been reported. The clinical characteristics of vulvar lipoma are well known. Significant signs and symptoms or complications are generally not observed; Vulvar Lipoma usually occurs just below the skin (subcutaneous. Lipomas are multilobular benign tumours of fat usually arising in the present a case of a large vulvar lipoma in a year old woman.
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A histological examination revealed a circumscribed benign tumor composed of mature adipocytes, confirming the diagnosis of vulvar lipoma. Open in a separate window. Vulavr after blunt soft tissue trauma: She felt uncomfortable anytime she wore tight-fitting underwear. However, our case here was of a conventional lipoma in the vulva of an adolescent yr-old Tae Kwon Do practitioner. Two cases of vulvar lipoma detected within six months in adults are presented. Vulvar lipomas must be differentiated from liposarcomas, which demonstrate very similar clinical and imaging profiles.
Abstract Lipomas are the most common benign tumors of soft tissues. The tumor seemed to be vklvar. A yr-old woman, a Tae Kwon Vulvxr practitioner, presented to our hospital complaining of a soft, movable mass in the right labia majora Fig.
Large Vulvar Lipoma in an Adolescent: A Case Report
Int J Gynecol Pathol. The lipomas were removed by complete surgical excision and the diagnosis confirmed by histopatholology. Recognition of this benign vulvar swelling is important to differentiate it from cystic swellings and malignant neoplasms in the vulva. Vulvar lipoma is said to be so rare that only a few cases have been reported.
Magnetic resonance imaging showed a homogenous hyperintense mass with a well-defined contour in her left labium majus; a fat-suppressed magnetic resonance image demonstrated a marked signal intensity decrease. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Incision was made along the lateral margin of mucosa on the right vulva longitudinally as to conceal the scar from being visible. Received May 29; Accepted Sep 1. J Korean Med Sci. Microscopic examination revealed circumscribed benign tumours composed of mature adipocytes Figure 2 confirming the diagnosis of vulvar lipoma.
Introduction Lipomas constitute the most common soft tissue tumors. There was no family history or abnormality in the laboratory tests that could serve as a good reference.
There are very few reports on conventional lipomas in the vulva Table 1. Lipoma of the vulva. The most common areas for lipomas, the most common benign tumor in soft tissues, are the upper back, neck, shoulder and abdomen.
The masses were completely excised under general anaesthesia. A year-old para1 woman was referred to our centre with a slow-growing left vulvar mass of a year’s duration. The final diagnosis should be based on histopathological evaluation. Published online Aug The excised specimen measured 8. Summary Vulvar lipoma is said to be so rare that only a few cases have been reported. Their medical, obstetric and gynaecological histories were unremarkable. Cut sections of the tumours showed lobulated yellow tissue without haemorrhage or necrosis.
A detailed discussion of the clinical features and current management options are outlined, with emphasis on the need to subject all excised lesions to histopathological evaluation; to ensure accurate diagnosis and differentiate this benign swelling from cystic swellings and malignant neoplasms in the vulva.
Vulvar Lipoma: Is It So Rare?
Examination revealed a pedunculated, soft, non-tender and non-fluctuant vulvar mass located on the upper two-thirds of the left vulfar majus, measuring about ten by seven cm and covering the entire introitus of the vagina Figure 1 ; the urethral orifice appeared normal.
She was first examined by one of us at 7 months of age. CT scan and MRI are useful in evaluating the anatomical extensions of vilvar lipomas and differentiating them from liposarcomas. If left untreated, they may attain a remarkable size. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. A physical examination revealed a single soft and pasty mass in her liplma labium majus, which could be mobilized under her skin towards her mons pubis.
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We present these cases, discuss the clinical features and current management options available for this vulvar pathology, and emphasise the need for histopathological evaluation of all excised lesions, where facilities allow.
Our patient presented with a painless and slow-growing right vulvwr mass that had evolved over one year, which had suddenly become uncomfortable when walking.
Vulvar lipoma: a case report.
The mass was completely removed surgically. We present two cases of vulvar lipoma that lupoma diagnosed within six months in our centre in a 28 year-old para 2 and 35 year-old para 1 woman both of whom presented with slow-growing masses in the vulva. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.
Analysis of 31 cases.