Vulvar mammary-type myofibroblastoma: a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Mammary-type myofibroblastomas have been reported at extramammary sites, especially along the mammary midline, but not previously in the vulva. CASE: A 56-year-old woman presented with complaints of a left vulvar mass, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Examination revealed a 3-cm,firm vulvar mass, located in close proximity to the Bartholin's gland. CONCLUSION: Although myofibroblastomas have been reported at extramammary sites, this is this first reported case in the vulva. These masses are densely adherent to surrounding tissue, which can lead to a difficult dissection. Therefore they should be removed in the operating room with appropriate equipment and sedation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diwadkar, GB; Barber, MD

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 404 - 406

PubMed ID

  • 19639933

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-7758


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States