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Cavernous lymphangiomas involving bilateral labia minora.
Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug; 116 Suppl 2:510-2.OG

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The vulva is an extremely rare site for lymphangioma, a benign tumor of the lymphatic vessels. A small number of case reports have described cavernous lymphangioma involving the unilateral labium majus of young women. We report a case of cavernous lymphangiomas involving the bilateral labia minora.

CASE

A 14-year-old girl presented with bilateral tumors of the labia minora, which were removed surgically and histologically diagnosed as cavernous lymphangioma. Positive nuclear staining for estrogen and progesterone receptors was demonstrated in the stromal fibroblasts immunohistochemically.

CONCLUSION

It is suggested that an increase in estrogen and progesterone levels may have led to, or at least affected, the development of these tumors in this patient. Excision followed by cosmetic repair may be the optimal treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan. twatnabe@jichi.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20664436

Citation

Watanabe, Takashi, et al. "Cavernous Lymphangiomas Involving Bilateral Labia Minora." Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 116 Suppl 2, 2010, pp. 510-2.
Watanabe T, Matsubara S, Yamaguchi T, et al. Cavernous lymphangiomas involving bilateral labia minora. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;116 Suppl 2:510-2.
Watanabe, T., Matsubara, S., Yamaguchi, T., & Yamanaka, Y. (2010). Cavernous lymphangiomas involving bilateral labia minora. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 116 Suppl 2, 510-2. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181da0266
Watanabe T, et al. Cavernous Lymphangiomas Involving Bilateral Labia Minora. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;116 Suppl 2:510-2. PubMed PMID: 20664436.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cavernous lymphangiomas involving bilateral labia minora. AU - Watanabe,Takashi, AU - Matsubara,Shigeki, AU - Yamaguchi,Takehiko, AU - Yamanaka,Yuji, PY - 2010/7/29/entrez PY - 2010/7/29/pubmed PY - 2010/8/25/medline SP - 510 EP - 2 JF - Obstetrics and gynecology JO - Obstet Gynecol VL - 116 Suppl 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: The vulva is an extremely rare site for lymphangioma, a benign tumor of the lymphatic vessels. A small number of case reports have described cavernous lymphangioma involving the unilateral labium majus of young women. We report a case of cavernous lymphangiomas involving the bilateral labia minora. CASE: A 14-year-old girl presented with bilateral tumors of the labia minora, which were removed surgically and histologically diagnosed as cavernous lymphangioma. Positive nuclear staining for estrogen and progesterone receptors was demonstrated in the stromal fibroblasts immunohistochemically. CONCLUSION: It is suggested that an increase in estrogen and progesterone levels may have led to, or at least affected, the development of these tumors in this patient. Excision followed by cosmetic repair may be the optimal treatment. SN - 1873-233X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20664436/Cavernous_lymphangiomas_involving_bilateral_labia_minora_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181da0266 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -