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Phyllodes tumour of the labia minora
  1. Dennis T Fujii1,
  2. Coleen A Korzen1,
  3. Tiffany C Levine2 and
  4. Ryan J Heitmann1
  1. 1 Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
  2. 2 Pathology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ryan J Heitmann;{at}


A 33-year-old woman presented for a preoperative examination prior to an upcoming operative hysteroscopy. During the examination, a firm 1 cm mass in her right labia minora was noted. The mass was excised in the operating room without difficulty. Pathological examination revealed a benign phyllodes tumour of the vulva. Phyllodes tumours are uncommon fibroepithelial tumours primarily found in the breast although rarely may present as a vulvar lesion. Phyllodes tumours of the vulva are rarely reported in the literature, with only 17 previously reported cases. This case represents the first reported case of a phyllodes tumour occurring in the labia minora. While most of these tumours are benign, it is important to keep these and other rare tumours in the differential diagnosis of vulvar masses. Even with benign tumours, continued surveillance for recurrence should be performed.

  • obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility
  • vulvovaginal disorders
  • pathology

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  • Contributors DTF, CAK and RJH saw the patient, performed the procedure, collected data, wrote and edited the manuscript. TCL helped gather pathological images, wrote and edited the manuscript. All authors meet criteria for authorship.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense or the United States Government.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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