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Giant primary lymphedema of the vulva in a young female

  • Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed MohamedEmail author
  • Yousef Abdalazeem
  • Mina Senada
  • Mostafa Ahmed Abo-Omar
Case Report

Abstract

A 21-year-old single female with a large swelling of the vulva’s left labia majora was diagnosed with a case of primary lymphedema of the left lower limb and external genitalia. The giant labial swelling was excised, and the patient experiences no complications or recurrence for 7 months postoperatively. Following the surgical excision of the swelling, the left labia majora and minora were reconstructed successfully. The excised mass weighed 6.3 kg and measured 40 cm x 35 cm x 30 cm. There were no complications postoperatively, and the patient has not experienced recurrence during the 7-month follow-up period. The patient returned to her normal life.

Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Keywords

Primary lymphedema Giant swelling Vulva Labiaplasty 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

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• The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full).

• No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support our conclusions

• No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were our own.

• Consent to submit has been received from all co-authors.

• Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.

• All procedures performed in this study involving patient were in accordance with the ethical standards of the General Organization of Teaching Hospitals and Institutes (GOTHI) research committee.

• Informed consent was obtained from the patient herself for surgical intervention and also for publication of photos.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plastic Surgery DepartmentAhmed Maher Teaching HospitalCairoEgypt

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