Prolapsing vaginal fibroepithelial polyp

BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Dec 22;15(12):e250967. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2022-250967.


Although uncommon, vaginal fibroepithelial polyps can present as prolapsing vaginal tissue, causing discomfort and anxiety. Surgical excision of the polyps can provide a minimally invasive solution. In this case, we describe a nulliparous female in late adolescence who presented for evaluation of tissue protruding through the vagina. On exam, a 5×4 cm fibroepithelial polyp was extending from the distal posterior vagina on a broad stalk. Successful transperineal surgical excision was performed. Fibroepithelial polyps, although uncommon, can be a cause for prolapsing vaginal tissue and should be part of the differential diagnosis, especially in patients who have no risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse. They can be excised vaginally, alleviating symptoms and distress. Because they sometimes recur, continued surveillance with gynaecological exams is recommended.

Keywords: Obstetrics and gynaecology; Pathology; Urological surgery; Vulvovaginal disorders.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Neoplasms, Squamous Cell*
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse*
  • Polyps* / diagnostic imaging
  • Polyps* / surgery
  • Vaginal Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Vaginal Neoplasms* / surgery