Zimmermmann JB1,2*, de Morais BCF2, de Paula AJF2, Costa ALM2, Dias BA2, Salles e Silva AFS2, Bonfim BR2, Resende BT2, Ferreira ACV2, Marangoni MC2, Paiva AR3, da Fonseca LMA2, Novais MSF4
1Medical School of Federal University of Juiz de For a, Juiz de Fora – Brazil
2Medical School of Barbacena, FUNJOBE, Barbacena, Brazil
3Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital of Barbacena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4Cytopathology and Pathological Anatomy Laboratory, Eblen, Juiz de For a, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Corresponding Author: Professor Juliana Barroso Zimmermmann, Ph.D
Address: Rua Presidente Antônio Carlos, n. 08, Barbacena, Minas Gerais, Brazil; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received date: 03 October 2019; Accepted date: 15 October 2019; Published date: 22 October 2019
The vulvar region is a complex area because it comprises many elements, besides the skin itself. Therefore, it can present a variety of relatively rare tumors that can be classified based on source tissue (epithelial or mesenchymal). Benign epithelial tumors in the connective tissue are not often diagnosed in the vulvar area, which is mostly affected by fibroepithelial polyps.
Fibroepithelial polyps mainly affect obese and diabetic women. However, assumingly, hormonal disorders can enable the development of such tumors, which have no association with human papillomavirus and preferably affect skinfold areas such as armpits and neck. In macroscopic terms, fibroepithelial polyps can appear as a grayish lesion, as a condyloma-like pigmented papillomatous growth, or as a pedicular and hypopigmented tumor. They are often asymptomatic and diagnosed by patients themselves. Their clinical manifestations are associated with skin rashes or ulcers (the large ones) in obese women. Other benign tumors, such as leiomyomas, can also affect the vulvar region. In addition, there are reports of granulosa cell tumors that originated from peripheral nerves affecting this region.
Citation: Zimmermmann JB, de Morais BCF, de Paula AJF, Costa ALM, Dias BA, Salles e Silva AFS, Bonfim BR, Resende BT, Ferreira ACV, Marangoni MC, Paiva AR, da Fonseca LMA, Novais MSF. VULVAR TUMOR – CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2019 Oct 22;2(2):69-73.
Copyright © 2019 Zimmermmann JB, de Morais BCF, de Paula AJF, Costa ALM, Dias BA, Salles e Silva AFS, Bonfim BR, Resende BT, Ferreira ACV, Marangoni MC, Paiva AR, da Fonseca LMA, Novais MSF. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Vulvar Tumor; Pregnancy; Fibroepithelial polyps; Carcinoma