Giant epidermal inclusion cyst in an unusual site: A case report

  • Maryam J. Ali
  • Jonathan A. Karshima
  • Michael I. Reich
  • Philip O. Akpa


Background: Most cases of female external genitalia epidermal inclusion cysts reported were localized to the labia majora and clitoris, with only  one previously reported on the labia minora. Here we report a case of giant epidermal inclusion cyst of the labia minora.

Presentation of case: A 31 year old multipara presented with an 8 year history of painless vulvar swelling causing difficulty in walking and marital  disharmony. The swelling was located on the right labia minora and measured 8 by 10cm. The histology report of the excised mass revealed vulvar  epidermal inclusion cyst. The patient was discharged from the hospital with no complications.

Conclusion: Epidermal inclusion cyst should be considered as one of the differential diagnosis of a giant vulvar tumours and evaluation and diagnosis  should be performed promptly.


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