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Giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva: largest case reported.

Madueke-Laveaux OS, Gogoi R, Stoner G - Ann Surg Innov Res (2013)

Bottom Line: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps are site-specific mesenchymal lesions that are commonly found in the vulvovaginal region in premenopausal females.We present a case of a 21 year old female with a giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva.Microscopic evaluation of the polyp is critical in the exclusion of malignancy with this diagnosis.

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Affiliation: Obstetrics-Gynecology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA.

ABSTRACT

Background: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps are site-specific mesenchymal lesions that are commonly found in the vulvovaginal region in premenopausal females. These polyps usually are less than 5 cm in diameter and are most commonly identified during routine gynecological examination. Although the stromal polyp is benign, its differential diagnosis includes some malignant vulva lesions making it critical to ensure that an accurate pathologic diagnosis is made.

Case: We present a case of a 21 year old female with a giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva. Upon review of the literature this is the largest reported fibroepithelial stromal polyp to date.

Conclusion: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps can grow as large as 390 grams and can be 18.5-cm in diameter. Microscopic evaluation of the polyp is critical in the exclusion of malignancy with this diagnosis.

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Figure 1: Ulcerating surface of the polyp.

Mentions: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps usually occur in women of reproductive age. They vary in size but are commonly polypoid and exophytic. The margins of these polyps merge with normal tissue and their vascular supply is usually thick-walled with a central core. Below are the gross pictures of the polyp in our case (Figures 1 and2).


Giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva: largest case reported.

Madueke-Laveaux OS, Gogoi R, Stoner G - Ann Surg Innov Res (2013)

Ulcerating surface of the polyp.
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Figure 1: Ulcerating surface of the polyp.
Mentions: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps usually occur in women of reproductive age. They vary in size but are commonly polypoid and exophytic. The margins of these polyps merge with normal tissue and their vascular supply is usually thick-walled with a central core. Below are the gross pictures of the polyp in our case (Figures 1 and2).

Bottom Line: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps are site-specific mesenchymal lesions that are commonly found in the vulvovaginal region in premenopausal females.We present a case of a 21 year old female with a giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva.Microscopic evaluation of the polyp is critical in the exclusion of malignancy with this diagnosis.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Obstetrics-Gynecology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA.

ABSTRACT

Background: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps are site-specific mesenchymal lesions that are commonly found in the vulvovaginal region in premenopausal females. These polyps usually are less than 5 cm in diameter and are most commonly identified during routine gynecological examination. Although the stromal polyp is benign, its differential diagnosis includes some malignant vulva lesions making it critical to ensure that an accurate pathologic diagnosis is made.

Case: We present a case of a 21 year old female with a giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva. Upon review of the literature this is the largest reported fibroepithelial stromal polyp to date.

Conclusion: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps can grow as large as 390 grams and can be 18.5-cm in diameter. Microscopic evaluation of the polyp is critical in the exclusion of malignancy with this diagnosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus