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Liposarcoma of the Vulva: A Case Report


Rogers, Ronald G. & Thorp, John M., Jr. (1995). Liposarcoma of the Vulva: A Case Report. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 40(12), 863-864.


BACKGROUND: Vulvar liposarcoma is rare. Three cases have been reported since 1966. Primary sarcomas of the vulva constitute 1-2% of all vulvar malignancies. Because of their location and appearance, they may be easily misdiagnosed as a more benign process.
CASE: A 65-year-old, black woman had a vulvar lesion that appeared clinically to be a Bartholin's gland abscess. The lesion was a soft tissue mass, was excised in toto and was sent for pathologic study with a presumed diagnosis of lipoma. The pathology report indicated pleomorphic liposarcoma.
CONCLUSION: Only three prior cases of this disease have been reported. The clinician should heighten his or her awareness in a patient with a vulvar mass. Early diagnosis is imperative for a favorable outcome.

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Journal of Reproductive Medicine


Rogers, Ronald G.
Thorp, John M., Jr.