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June 1982

Large Vulvar Lipoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(6):447. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650180081027

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

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