Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2018) 297:821–822 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-018-4707-7 NE W S AND VIE W S Genital epidermal horn cyst (atheroma) after female genital mutilation WHO type III b 1 1 Dorit Schöller · Christl Reisenauer © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 A 35‑year ‑old woman presented a slowly growing mass in After dissection and removal of the tumor in total in gen‑ the vulva. In terms of symptoms, she did not complain of eral anaesthesia, the clitoris, the labia minora as well as a pain, incontinence or dysuria. Sexual intercourse had not yet physiological vaginal introitus with an intact hymen became been attempted. She grew up in Eritrea, where she experi‑ visible. The vulva was reconstructed completely (Fig. 2). enced WHO type IIIb female genital mutilation as a child. The final pathologic result showed an epidermal horn cyst The gynecological examination revealed a 10 cm epi‑ (Fig. 3). dermal cyst in the vulva (Fig. 1) with only a tiny residual Six weeks postoperative, the wound healed completely introitus. The urethral orifice was visible, the labia and the with a very satisfying cosmetic result and well‑being of the clitoris could not be identified at that time. patient . * Christl Reisenauer Fig. 1 Preoperative
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