Juvenile Xanthogranuloma in Vulva of a 10-Year-Old Child

J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Nov;10(11):ED21-ED22. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/22266.8930. Epub 2016 Nov 1.


A 10-year-old child presented with asymptomatic, well-circumscribed nodule in the vulva. Excision biopsy showed features of classic Juvenile Xanthogranuloma (JXG) which is a rare benign disorder of non-langerhans' cell group of histiocytic proliferative diseases. The presentation of this lesion as vulval nodule is extremely rare and the extensive literature search revealed only handful of cases of vulval xanthogranuloma that too in an adult age group. The lesion is however prognostically favourable and should be kept in mind as one of the differential diagnosis of the vulval nodule.

Keywords: Asymptomatic; Child; Differential diagnosis; Vulval nodule.

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