Massive localized lymphedema of the vulva: Report of a case and review of the literature

Debra Heller, Valerie A. Fitzhugh, Bernadette Cracchiolo, Theodore Barrett, Rudy S. Suidan

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Massive localized lymphedema (MLL) is a recently described entity associated with obesity, most often on the thighs. It rarely occurs on the vulva, and it may pose diagnostic difficulty for both clinician and pathologist in this setting. CASE: An obese 55-year-old woman underwent excision of bilateral polypoid vulvar masses. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of MLL. CONCLUSIONS: Although MLL is not common on the vulva, with the increasing incidence of obesity in the population, more cases can be anticipated, and an awareness of this lesion is important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Keywords

  • lymphedema
  • obesity
  • vulvar diseases

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