Benign Lesions

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Benign Lesions


Cysts and other benign lesions related to the vulva are common. A few of the more frequently seen conditions are described here.


Epidermoid cysts


Epidermoid cysts are very common on the vulva. They are frequently multiple (Figure 25.1), affect the inner and outer labia majora and may extend to the mons pubis. They appear as yellow papules or nodules and may become large (Figure 25.2). No treatment is required but they can be simply excised.

Photo of the vulva with multiple epidermoid cysts.

Figure 25.1 Multiple epidermoid cysts.

Photo displaying the large epidermoid cyst on left labium majus in a patient with lichen planus.

Figure 25.2 Large epidermoid cyst on left labium majus in a patient with lichen planus.


Comedones


If the sebaceous duct related to a hair follicle is blocked by sebaceous material and keratin debris, a comedone results (Figure 25.3

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Mar 15, 2018 | Posted by in OBSTETRICS | Comments Off on Benign Lesions
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