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J Reprod Med. 2002 Dec;47(12):1041-3.

Cavernous lymphangioma of the vulva. A case report.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA. eforsnes@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Lymphangioma is a rare cause of a vulvar mass. Two types of lympangioma involving the vulva have been described: lymphangioma circumscriptum and cavernous lymphangioma. Cavernous lymphangioma has been reported much less frequently than lymphangioma circumscriptum in association with the vulva.

CASE:

A cavernous lymphangioma was diagnosed in a 19-year-old nullipara who had a history of a gradually expanding vulvar mass. The mass was removed surgically, with no postoperative complications or recurrences to date.

CONCLUSION:

Cavernous lymphangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a vulvar mass and can be treated successfully with surgical excision.

PMID:
12516326
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