Spontaneous massive vulva swelling in pregnancy: a case report..

  • OO Owa
  • AA Aderoba
  • AL Akintan

Abstract

Spontaneous massive vulva edema is not common during pregnancy, but its presence possesses management challenges with significant patient anxiety and discomfort. We report a case of spontaneous vulva edema in a 24-year old primigravida at 28 weeks gestational age havingtwin gestation, with one anaecephalyand polyhydraminous. The vulva edema appeared and rapidly increased in size. Reported causes of vulva edema were ruled out. She had emergency caesarean section and the edema subsided spontaneously within 12 hours post-operatively. The aim of this report is to alert clinicians about the possibility of spontaneous massive vulva swelling which may not respond to medical management apart from delivery.

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