[Three cases of epidermal cyst of vulva following female genital mutilation]

Gynecol Obstet Fertil. December 2002 30(12): 958–960

Trois cas de kystes épidermiques de la vulve après mutilations génitales féminines

[Three cases of epidermal cyst of vulva following female genital mutilation] [Article in French]

Moreira P.M., Moreira I.V., Faye E.H.O, Cisse L, Mendes V, Diadhiou F


We report three cases of tumors of the vulva following an Excision during childhood, in patients aged 22 to 25. The achieved surgical removal gave correct aesthetic and functional results. Histological examination of these tumors revealed epidermal cyst containing keratin. Because of clinical, psychological and social impact of female excision, steps should be taken against such traditional practices.

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