Cutaneous lymphangiectasia of the vulva secondary to tuberculosis

Indian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS. 2012 Jan;33(1):35-7. doi: 10.4103/0253-7184.93817.


Cutaneous lymphangiectasia, also called as acquired lymphangioma, is a benign cutaneous disorder involving the dermal and subcutaneous lymphatic channels. It can rarely occur on the vulva. We describe a 35-year-old woman who came with multiple raised lesions over the vulva and left upper thigh of 1 year duration. She gave history of getting treated for multiple swellings that developed over right side of the neck and inguinal regions on both sides three decades ago. On local genital examination, the patient had a large polypoidal growth involving both sides of the vulva, left upper thigh, and over pubic area. Multiple linear scars were present over the upper thighs and groin bilaterally. The patient underwent simple vulvectomy and left thigh growth excision. Histopathological examination of the vulvectomy specimen confirmed our diagnosis.

Keywords: Acquired lymphangioma; lymphangiectasia; lymphangioma circumscriptum.

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