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A Vulvovaginal Mass in a 16-Year-Old Adolescent: A Case Report

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      Vulvar varicosities might be misdiagnosed as vulvar venous malformations in the prepubertal or pubertal age. If seen isolated, they can mimic other masses that are usually seen in this anatomic area like a hernia or a cyst. Depending on the associated symptoms and clinical findings, imaging modalities investigate the nature of such a mass and might provide a therapeutic alternative besides surgery.


      We report a case of an isolated asymptomatic vulvar varicosity in a 16-year-old adolescent. A pelvic ultrasound followed by a Doppler and a magnetic resonance imaging scan confirmed the diagnosis. We used guided direct sclerotherapy for successful treatment.

      Summary and Conclusion

      Optimal management and outcome are assured using a multidisciplinary approach. Guided sclerotherapy provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure to treat vulvar varicosities.

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