Vulvar Nodules: A Rare Presentation of Mastocytosis

Ashli Lawson, Adnan Mir, Ellen E. Wilson

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Background: Mastocytosis is a rare benign disorder characterized by the finding of mast cells in the skin and other organs, occurring in adult as well as pediatric age groups. The cutaneous form is the most common presentation in childhood and is rarely located on the vulva. Case: A 9-year-old prepubertal girl presented with bilateral vulvar nodules found incidentally by her pediatrician. Biopsy and histopathologic review confirmed mastocytosis. Her lesions significantly diminished over the following year. Summary and Conclusion: Mastocytosis should be on the differential for lesions on the vulva in children, in addition to the more common disorders such as condyloma acuminata and molluscum contagiosum. It is a benign condition in children, and conservative, symptomatic management is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-157
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Mastocytosis
  • Nodule
  • Pediatric
  • Vulva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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