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Vulvar Lymphangioma Circumscriptum: A Report of 3 Cases, 2 Associated With Vulvar Carcinoma and 1 With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Sims, Shireen Madani MD1; McLean, Frederick W. MD1; Davis, John D. MD1; Morgan, Linda S. MD1; Wilkinson, Edward J. MD2

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: July 2010 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - p 234-237
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3181dc1e5b
Case Reports

Vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum is a rare, benign proliferation of the lymphatic system that presents a diagnostic and management challenge. It may be confused with condyloma acuminata, molluscum contagiosum, or other vulvar disorders. Treatment options include observation, surgical excision, laser ablation, or sclerosing therapy. We report 3 cases, 2 associated with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma and 1 with hidradenitis suppurativa.

Vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum may present in a variety of settings and often poses a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma.

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and 2Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Correspondence to: Shireen Madani Sims, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, PO Box 100294, Gainesville, FL 32610. E-mail:

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