Nonneoplastic disorders
Vulvar hypertrophy with lymphedema

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 October 2017, last major update December 2013

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PubMed Search: Vulvar hypertrophy lymphedema

Cite this page: Roychowdhury, M. Vulvar hypertrophy with lymphedema. website. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
Clinical features
  • Patient age range 19 - 59 years
  • Present with papillomatous plaques, skin polyps, generalized vulvar enlargement or massive pedunculated masses that had been present for variable durations
Case reports
  • Simple surgical excision with vulvoplasty is curative
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Stromal edema with hypocellular proliferation of fibroblastic cells, vessels with perivascular collagen deposition, ectatic tortuous lymphatics
  • No true thick walled vessels
  • Other possible findings include multinucleated giant cells, dermal fibrosis, dermal chronic inflammation, perivascular chronic inflammation (superficial or deep), hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and blood vessels of varying calibers
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Fibroblastic cells in edematous myxoid stroma

Blood vessels with
collagen deposition

Dilated and tortuous lymphatics

Edematous and collagenous dermis

Differential diagnosis