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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 150

Vulval lymphangiectasia post-radiotherapy in cervical cancer: A rare case report

Department of Dermatology, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India

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C Kanmani Indra
Senior Resident, Department of Dermatology, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
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DOI: 10.4103/cdr.cdr_131_20

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Cutaneous lymphangiectasia is a benign cutaneous disorder of dilatation of the dermal and subcutaneous lymphatic channels, which occurs rarely on the vulva. It can be congenital or acquired developing secondary to tuberculosis, surgery, and radiotherapy. We report the case of a 58-year-old female patient who gives a history of cervical cancer, for which she underwent hysterectomy and postsurgery radiotherapy 3 years back, now presenting with multiple lumps over the vulva, which discharged clear fluid for 1 year. Acquired vulval lymphangiectasia develops 7–15 years postradiotherapy or surgery commonly, while in our case, it developed earlier. On local examination, there were multiple shiny translucent and hyperpigmented “frog-spawn like” vesicles and papules present over the lower midabdomen, mons pubis, and labia majora. Diagnosis of vulval lymphangiectasia was made on the clinical findings and biopsy. Biopsy revealed dilated lymphatic channels in the superficial and deep dermis. CO2 laser treatment was done for the patient.

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