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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Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. There was no family history of similar growths. Open in a separate window. Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts.

We oipoma the case of a year-old Moroccan woman. Vulvar lipomas must be differentiated from liposarcomas, which demonstrate very similar clinical and imaging profiles.

Sign in to make a vjlvar Sign in to your liopma account. Lipomas are the most common benign tumors of soft tissues. Where the clinical diagnosis is not apparent, ultrasound, computed tomography CT and magnetic resonance imaging MRI are useful in differentiating vulvar lipomas from vulvar cysts, inguinal hernias and liposarcomas. This may be regarded to show the relationship between the formation or enlargement of lipomas and chronic irritation caused by activities such as kicking.

The final diagnosis should be based on histopathological evaluation. Two cases of vulvar lipoma detected within six months in adults are presented. Incision was made along the lateral margin of mucosa on the right vulva longitudinally as to conceal the scar from being visible.


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.

Discussion Benign tumours of the vulva are usually classified according to their origin as epithelial or mesenchymal cell tumors.

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Vulbar in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Int J Sports Med. The lipomas were removed by complete surgical excision and the diagnosis confirmed by histopatholology. Get free access to newly published articles. Open in a separate window.

Find articles by Jung Hoon Lee. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Lipoma of the vulva. Acknowledgement We are grateful to the women for giving consent for their case records to be published.

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.

The mass had grown gradually over one year. Examination revealed a pedunculated, soft, non-tender and non-fluctuant vulvar mass located on the upper two-thirds of the left labium majus, measuring about ten by seven cm and covering the entire introitus of the vagina Figure 1 ; the urethral orifice appeared normal.

Lipomas of the skin are not rare. The overlying skin was freely mobile over each mass. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

There was no liooma history or abnormality in the laboratory tests that could serve as a good reference. InFukamizu et al.


A tentative diagnosis of vulvar lipoma was made in each case. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: Find articles by Seung Moon Chung.

Vulvar lipoma: a case report.

Here we document a case of such a rare large vulvar lipoma in an adolescent with a review of the literature. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal.

Large lipoma of the vulva. However, it is important to distinguish lipomas from liposarcomas. Lipomas usually present as single or multiple vulvra growing, painless and mobile soft tissue swelling with a characteristic doughy feel.

To exclude the possibility of vulvr tumors, biopsy should be performed by surgical excision. However, conventional lipomas have been reported only rarely as presenting in the vulva. However, our case here was of a conventional lipoma in the vulva of an adolescent yr-old Tae Kwon Do practitioner. Please review our privacy policy. Jung Hoon Lee, M. Cut sections of the tumours showed lobulated yellow tissue without haemorrhage or necrosis. A year-old para 2 presented to our department with a painless and slow-growing right vulvar mass of six months duration.

She was the second child, and her mother had had a threatened abortion in her ninth week of pregnancy. A physical examination revealed a single soft and pasty mass in her left labium majus, which could be mobilized under her skin towards her mons pubis. Vulvar lipomas in children: