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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CT scan in the level of external genitalia reveals a lipomatous mass arrow. Analysis of 31 cases.

The largest dimension of the mass measured 6cm. There are very few reports on conventional lipomas in the vulva Table 1.

Vulvar lipoma: a case report.

They appear as ill-defined, well-demarcated, or pedunculated masses that are nonadherent to the overlying skin. Although lipomas are the most common benign tumors in soft tissues derived from mesenchymal cells, vulgar the vulva they are so rare that there are very few reports.

The postoperative recoveries of both patients were uneventful. MR and CT findings versus histopathological diagnosis and cytogenetic analysis. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

We present a case of vulvar lipoma in a yr-old woman, possibly caused by chronic intermittent irritation.

Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. A detailed discussion of the clinical features and current management options are outlined, with emphasis on the need vhlvar 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. Two cases of vulvar lipoma detected within six months in adults are presented.


J Vulva Med Sci. Benign tumors of the vulva are normally classified according to their origin as epithelial cell tumors e. Received May 29; Accepted Sep 1. We present two cases of vulvar lipoma that were diagnosed within six months in our centre in a 28 year-old para 2 and 35 year-old para 1 woman both of whom presented with slow-growing masses in the vulva.

Vulvar lipomas must be differentiated from liposarcomas, which demonstrate very similar clinical and imaging profiles. Large vulvar lipoma in an adolescent: Both cases had no prior history of vulvar trauma or discharge from the masses. We speculate that the lipoma in this patient arose from chronic intermittent irritation of the soft tissue in the vulva caused by kicking.

Open in a separate window. Clinically, vulvar lipomas must be differentiated from cystic swellings of the Bartholin’s gland and the canal of Nuck 13 ; they may be misdiagnosed as inguinal hernias especially in children.

Histologically, they must be distinguished from well differentiated lipoma-like liposarcomas by extensive tumor sampling. Sonographic findings of a large vulvar lipoma. Lipomas of the skin are not rare. Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more. Vulvar lipoma is a rare tumor localization and only a few cases have been reported. Benign tumours of the vulva are usually classified according to their origin as epithelial or mesenchymal cell tumors.


Large lipoma of the vulva. Lipomas usually present as single lipkma multiple slowly growing, painless and mobile soft lipma swelling with a characteristic doughy feel.

Vulvar Lipoma: Is It So Rare?

Lipomas have been identified in all age groups, but usually first appear between 40 and 60 yr of age. There was no family history of similar growths. She felt uncomfortable anytime she wore tight-fitting underwear. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a homogenous hyperintense mass with a well-defined contour in her left labium majus; a fat-suppressed magnetic resonance image demonstrated a marked signal intensity decrease. Their medical, obstetric and gynaecological histories were unremarkable.

Vulvar lipoma: a case report.

Lipomas constitute the most common soft tissue tumors. 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.

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. Vulva, lipoma, benign neoplasm, surgical excision.