Vestibular papillomatosis: a benign condition mimicking genital warts

Cutis. 2012 Dec;90(6):300-1.


Vestibular papillomatosis (VP) is a benign condition of the female genitalia that may be mistaken for condyloma acuminatum (genital warts). In contrast to condylomata, lesions of VP each grow from a distinct mucosal insertion; match the color of the surrounding mucosa; and are symmetrically distributed, limited to the inner labia minora and vaginal introitus. Recognition of this entity will help to prevent unnecessary stress, testing, and discomfort.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Condylomata Acuminata / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Papilloma / diagnosis*
  • Papilloma / pathology
  • Vaginal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Vaginal Neoplasms / pathology