Lipomas of the skin are not rare. The case reported herein is unusual, however, in that there was a large, pedunculated lipoma on the vulva that was present at birth.
Report of a Case
A female infant had been born, at full term, with a birth weight of 2,850 g. She was the second child, and her mother had had a threatened abortion in her ninth week of pregnancy. At birth, the patient had a soft, egg-shaped, pedunculated tumor on the vulva, which enlarged with her growth. She was first examined by one of us at 7 months of age. The tumor seemed to be asymptomatic. There was no family history of similar growths.Physical examination showed a pedunculated, soft, egg-shaped mass on the vulva just to the right of the midline and measuring 3.5 × 5.5 × 3.5 cm (Fig 1). The overlying skin seemed to be normal, but