Benign tumors
Hymenal polyp

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 September 2017, last major update May 2014

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Hymenal polyp

Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Hymenal polyp. website. Accessed August 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Benign polypoid outgrowth presenting in neonatal period or adolescence in vaginal hymenal ring
  • May occur due to elevated estrogen levels
  • Clinical history, physical examination and morphologic pathologic examination
Case reports
  • Usually regresses in neonatal period
  • Excision (with preservation of hymen) may be considered in adolescent or young adult females to exclude other pathology or for cosmetic reasons
Gross description
  • Soft polypoid mass or outgrowth
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Fibrovascular tissue with overlying squamous epithelium
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Hymenal polyp




Differential diagnosis
  • Other types of vaginal polyps