Association of psoriasis and vulval fibroepithelial polyp: first reported case

Am J Clin Dermatol. 2008;9(5):333-5. doi: 10.2165/00128071-200809050-00008.


Fibroepithelial stromal polyps of the vulvovaginal region display a wide range of morphologic appearances. This morphologic spectrum allows the correct diagnosis to be made in some cases but when histology reveals unusual features, the lesion may be misinterpreted as malignant. We present a case of a 35-year-old woman with psoriasis who developed a 15-cm polypoid lesion localized in the left labium. The labial lesion was resected and no recurrence was detected 12 months after the initial treatment. Histologically, the lesion exhibited the characteristics of a fibroepithelial stromal polyp with focal myxoid areas and underlying vulval psoriasis disease. The clinical, microscopic, and immunohistochemical findings of this case suggest a fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva. This vulval lesion represents a unique example of giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp developed in association with psoriasis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial / complications*
  • Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial / pathology
  • Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial / surgery
  • Psoriasis / complications*
  • Psoriasis / pathology
  • Vulvar Neoplasms / complications*
  • Vulvar Neoplasms / pathology
  • Vulvar Neoplasms / surgery