Squamous Papilloma With Hyperpigmentation in the Skin Graft of the Neovagina in Rokitansky Syndrome: Literature Review of Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Neovagina

Muhammad T. Idrees, Liane Deligdisch, Albert Altchek

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Abstract

Background: It is rare for a benign or malignant neoplasm to develop in a neovagina. Case: This is the first report of a squamous papilloma with hyperpigmentation which developed in the neovagina 12 years after a McIndoe procedure was done with a split-thickness skin graft from the patient's buttock. The patient had congenital absence of the vagina and uterus (Rokitansky syndrome, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, MRKH syndrome). It presented as post-coital blood spotting for 3 months. Conclusion: As a routine, all cases of vaginal construction regardless of the reason for the surgery or the lining of the neovagina should have a continuous annual examination and careful inspection of the entire vagina. Biopsy of any unusual finding should be done. Despite the dark color of the vaginal lesion, bleeding and rapid appearance our patient had a benign tumor. Radiation therapy to the neovagina and prolonged treatment with podophyllin and cauterization should be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e148-e155
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MRKH syndrome
  • Neoplasm
  • Neovagina
  • Rokitansky syndrome
  • Split-thickness skin graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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