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Recurrent Hypertrophy of the Labia Minora: A Hormonally Related Lesion Possibly Related to Fibroepithelial Stromal Polyps of the Vulva

Heller, Debra S. MD1,2; Kuye, Olabisi O. MD2

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: January 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - pp 69-70
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3181ee3e97
Case Reports

The literature on hypertrophy of the labia minora has focused predominantly on surgical procedures, with little attention to etiology. We present a case of recurrent labial hypertrophy and postulate that this is a hormonally related lesion, similar to fibroepithelial stromal polyps.

A case of recurrent labial hypertrophy is presented, and the possibility of this being a hormonally related lesion is explored.

1Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and 2Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Correspondence to: Debra S. Heller, MD, Department of Pathology, UH/E158, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey MedicalSchool, 185 South Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07103. E-mail: hellerds@umdnj.edu

©2011The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology