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November 2, 1963

A Giant Tumor of the VulvaAn Eight-Year Follow-Up Report

JAMA. 1963;186(5):519-520. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.63710050039021c
Abstract

THE FIBROMAS and mixed fibromas of the vulva are not common. Of 23,000 admissions to the gynecologic service at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Leonard found only six cases of fibroma.1 In 1938 Hellman et al2 reported a benign tumor of the vulva which weighed 5,000 gm (11 lb). While such a growth in this region is truly of almost incredible proportions, the tumor weighing 12 kg (26 lb) reported here seems to be unequaled since the classical case reported by Buckner3 in 1851.

Report of a Case  The patient, a 43-year-old white female, was admitted to the surgical service on June 8, 1955. The nature of her difficulty was not apparent until after she disrobed, when it was found that, with the aid of an ingenious sling, she supported an immense tumor between her thighs.Her history was normal. She was a Gravida II and Para II by

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