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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The mass had vhlvar gradually over one year. There are very few reports on conventional lipomas in the vulva Table 1. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Using ultrasonography and computed tomography CT scans Fig. The most recent report by Agarwal et al. The postoperative recoveries of both patients were uneventful. Please review our privacy policy. She felt uncomfortable anytime she wore tight-fitting underwear.

Table 1 Cases of conventional vulvar lipomas reported in the literature.

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Find articles by Jung Hoon Lee. Although lipomas are well-known fatty tumors both clinically and pathologically, their precise etiology is unknown. Vuulvar, lipoma, benign neoplasm, surgical excision. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The largest dimension of the mass measured 6cm.


Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Published online Aug At birth, the patient had a soft, egg-shaped, pedunculated tumor on the vulva, which enlarged with her growth. Get free access to newly published articles.

The tumor seemed to be asymptomatic. We report a case of vulvar lipoma and discuss its clinical features, including diagnostic aspects, with emphasis on histopathological evaluation of all excised lesions.

Case Reports Case 1: Although lipomas are the most common benign tumors in soft tissues derived from mesenchymal cells, for the vulva they are so rare that there are very few reports. Acknowledgement We are grateful to the women for giving consent for their case records to be published.

Large Vulvar Lipoma in an Adolescent: A Case Report

Vulvar lipomas must be differentiated from liposarcomas, which demonstrate very similar clinical and imaging profiles. Journal List Ghana Med J v.

There was no difficulty in surgery because the mass was well-encapsulated. CT scan and MRI are useful in evaluating the anatomical extensions of vulvar lipomas and differentiating them from liposarcomas. A histological examination revealed a circumscribed benign tumor composed of mature adipocytes, confirming the diagnosis of vulvar lipoma. Diagnosing two cases of vulvar lipoma within six months in one centre may suggest that this condition is not as rare as the current thinking is, and emphasizes the need to subject all excised lesions to histopathological evaluation.


The mass was completely removed surgically. The final diagnosis should be based on histopathological evaluation.

Vulvar lipoma: a case report.

Int J Sports Med. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. Lipomas constitute the most common soft tissue tumors. Lipomas have been identified in all age groups, but usually first appear between 40 and 60 yr of age.

Semin Cutan Med Surg. To exclude the possibility of malignant tumors, biopsy should be performed by surgical excision.

To our knowledge, this is the first case of a conventional vulvar lipoma reported in an adolescent. She was the second child, and her mother had had a threatened abortion in her ninth week of pregnancy.

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