Vulval lymphangiectasia: 2 case reports


  • Gunjan Gulati Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Rohit Bhagat Department of Internal Medicine, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Tripta S. Bhagat Department of Surgery, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India



Acquired, Congenital, Tuberculosis, Vulval lymphangiectasia


Vulval lymphangiectasia is a rare cutaneous condition of lymphatic channels in deep dermal and subcutaneous layers. It can be congenital condition or might develop secondary to tuberculosis, surgery, radiotherapy, crohn’s disease etc. Very few cases have been reported in the literature so far. Diagnosis is mainly clinical aided with histopathology. Various treatment modalities are available for this condition. Surgical treatment is the most commonly used method to treat vulvar lymphangiectasia and has offered promising results. In this report, we present 2 cases of vulval lymphangiectasia- one congenital case and other acquired after tuberculosis.


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