Giant vulva fibroma presenting as a genital mass: a case report

  • Edgar Ndaboine Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS), Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mwanz
  • Dismas Matovelo Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS), Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mwanza
  • Arnold Itemba Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS), Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mwanza
  • Cosmas Mbulwa Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), Department of Histopathology, Mwanza
Keywords: Vulva fibroma, vulval mass, excision, a case report

Abstract

Introduction: Even though vulva fibroma is rare, it is among the solid tumors of the vulva. Its cause is unknown although it has been associated with physiological hormonal changes. We report a patient with a unique vulva fibroma which has grown to the extent of interfering with her gait and urination.

Case presentation: A 22-year-old woman presented with a genital mass which had been present for the duration of 2 years and felt embarrassed to report to the hospital early as the growth was in the genital area, with the perception of it being a sexually related illness, despite having not yet started engaging in sexual activity. On physical examination, a palpable pendulous mass of about [30 x 22] cm was seen originating from the right labia and extending to the right perineum. The mass was firm, nodulated, non-tender and had limited mobility. Surgical excision was performed under spinal anesthesia. Histologically, features suggestive of mixoid fibroma were reached after the mass was excised.  No recurrence has been observed.

Conclusion: Clinicians should be aware of this rare disease which can be associated with recurrence if there is incomplete excision. Again, the unusual finding of the genital mass can be very embarrassing to the patient affecting her psychosocial well-being. It needs to be treated immediately upon diagnosis.

 

Published
2020-09-10
How to Cite
NdaboineE., MatoveloD., ItembaA., & MbulwaC. (2020). Giant vulva fibroma presenting as a genital mass: a case report. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, 21(2), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v21i2.
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