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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0520102985.
Published online 2010 October 8. doi:  10.1136/bcr.05.2010.2985
PMCID: PMC3028574
Rare disease

Giant fibroma of the vulva


A 50-year-old grandmultiparous petty trader presented in the gynaecological unit of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital with a painless groin swelling of 8 years’ duration, which had progressively increased in size. She had received several concoctions from a traditional healer who also made several incisions on her thighs and inguinal region. On examination, there were multiple scarification marks in the axilla, inguinal region and medial aspects of both thighs. There was a very huge, firm, non-tender mass involving the right vulva and measuring 40 by 35 cm (figure 1). The vaginal orifice was deviated to the left by the mass, the uterus was normal size and the adnexa were normal. She had an excision biopsy under general anaesthesia (figure 2) and the histology confirmed fibroma of the vulva (figure 3). She had an uneventful postoperative period and the wound healed well with good cosmetic results.

Figure 1
A huge vulva mass.
Figure 2
The vulva after the mass has been excised.
Figure 3
The histology confirming fibroma of the vulva.

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