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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Sonographic findings of a large vulvar lipoma. Please review our privacy policy. Vulvar lipomas in children: Conclusion Two cases of vulvar lipoma detected within six months in adults are presented.

Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account. InFukamizu et al. Table 1 Cases of conventional vulvar lipomas reported in the literature. There was no family history or abnormality in the laboratory tests that could serve as a good reference.

Int J Sports Med. The clinical characteristics of vulvar lipoma are well known. J Korean Vluvar Sci. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

The postoperative recoveries of both patients were uneventful. However, conventional lipomas have been reported only rarely as presenting in the vulva.


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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.

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

Support Center Support Center. There were no visible or palpable cough impulse or inguinal lymphadenopathy, and bimanual pelvic examinations were normal. Recognition of this benign vulvar swelling is important to differentiate it from cystic swellings and malignant neoplasms in the vulva.

If left untreated, they may attain a remarkable size. Lipomas usually present as single or multiple slowly growing, painless and mobile soft tissue swelling with a vulvzr doughy feel. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.

MR and CT findings versus histopathological diagnosis and cytogenetic analysis. Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. The mass had grown gradually over one year. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience.

We speculate that the lipoma in this patient arose from chronic intermittent irritation of the soft tissue in the vulva caused by kicking. Received May 29; Accepted Sep 1. Int J Gynecol Pathol. A precise diagnosis lipoja allow for appropriate surgical treatment. 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.

The overlying skin seemed to be normal, but. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Large lipoma of the vulva. Lipomas constitute the most common soft tissue tumors. Open in a separate window. Summary Vulvar lipoma is said to be so rare that only a few cases have been reported. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more.


A year-old para1 woman was referred to our centre with a slow-growing left vulvar mass of a year’s duration. However, it fulvar important to distinguish lipomas from liposarcomas.

Large Vulvar Lipoma

Acknowledgement We are grateful to the women for giving consent for their case records to be published. Both cases had no prior history of vulvar trauma or discharge from the masses. The final diagnosis should be based on histopathological evaluation. Journal List Ghana Med J v. Histologically, they must be distinguished vulgar well differentiated lipoma-like liposarcomas by extensive tumor sampling.

Tumorectomy was carried out under general anesthesia.

Large Vulvar Lipoma in an Adolescent: A Case Report

Purchase access Subscribe now. Variants seen include spindle cell lipomas, pleomorphic vklvar, angiolipomas and adenolipomas. Lipomas have been identified in all age groups, but usually first appear between 40 and 60 yr of age. Jung Hoon Lee, M. However, one of the most commonly implicated etiologic factors is trauma 7.