Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva: Case report and review of the literature

A. Abu-Hamad, D. Provencher, P. Ganjei, M. Penalver

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Lymphangioma circumscriptum is a benign disorder of lymphatic channels. The pathology consists of a collection of subcutaneous lymphatic cisterns communicating through dilated channels with superficial clusters of vesicles. The most common symptom is recurrent oozing of clear fluid. Management consists of wide excision, assuring free lateral and deep margins by frozen-section analysis. Involved margins have been shown to increase the recurrence rate. Laser vaporization has been used recently with relatively good results. The etiology of this lesion is unclear; however, lymphatic obstruction has been suggested as a possible cause of occasional cases. Two cases of vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum have been reported previously in the literature, both arising in elderly women after radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. We present the third case, arising in a 42-year-old woman with no previous surgery or radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-499
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume73
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Lymphangioma
Vulva
Frozen Sections
Laser Therapy
Cervix Uteri
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Radiation
Pathology
Recurrence

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Abu-Hamad, A., Provencher, D., Ganjei, P., & Penalver, M. (1989). Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva: Case report and review of the literature. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 73(3 II), 496-499.

Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva : Case report and review of the literature. / Abu-Hamad, A.; Provencher, D.; Ganjei, P.; Penalver, M.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 73, No. 3 II, 01.01.1989, p. 496-499.

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Abu-Hamad, A, Provencher, D, Ganjei, P & Penalver, M 1989, 'Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva: Case report and review of the literature', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 73, no. 3 II, pp. 496-499.
Abu-Hamad A, Provencher D, Ganjei P, Penalver M. Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva: Case report and review of the literature. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1989 Jan 1;73(3 II):496-499.
Abu-Hamad, A. ; Provencher, D. ; Ganjei, P. ; Penalver, M. / Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva : Case report and review of the literature. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1989 ; Vol. 73, No. 3 II. pp. 496-499.
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