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Case report
Recurrent leiomyoma of the vulva mimicking peripheral nerve sheath tumour
  1. Keerthana Kothandaraman1,
  2. Gowri Dorairajan1,
  3. Murali Subbaiah1,
  4. LN Dorairajan2,
  5. Bhawana A Badhe3 and
  6. Anish Keepanasseril1
  1. 1Obstetrics & Gynecology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
  2. 2Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
  3. 3Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anish Keepanasseril; keepan_r{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Leiomyoma, a benign monoclonal tumour, is very rarely found in extrauterine sites, especially in the vulval region. Histopathology of the soft tissue tumours affecting this region is similar and immunohistochemistry (IHC) may be essential to confirm the diagnosis. We report a case of a 63-year-old postmenopausal woman who presented with a recurrent vulval mass involving the clitoris and left labia majora with suspected urethral involvement. Although the wedge biopsy was reported as peripheral nerve sheath tumour, staining with smooth muscle actin clinched the diagnosis of leiomyoma, highlighting the importance of IHC for diagnosis.

  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • pathology
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  • Contributors KK, GD, MS, LND, BB and AK conceived the idea and performed the search for preparing the draft. KK, GD and AK wrote the first draft. MS, LND and BB reviewed and revised the draft. All the authors approved the final draft for submission.

  • 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.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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