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Vestibular papillomatosis as a normal vulvar anatomical condition

  • Author(s): Diaz Gonzales, Jose Manuel
  • Martinez Luna, Eduwiges
  • Pena Romero, Adriana
  • Molina Hernandez, Alma
  • Dominguez Cherit, Judith
  • et al.
Abstract

At the beginning of the nineteen-eighties, vulvar vestibular papillomatosis (VVP) was thought to be a human papilloma virus (HPV) disease. Based upon these findings many clinicians have been treating this condition with laser ablation or by topical application of podophyllin or trichloroacetic acid.

Currently, most authors believe that VVP should be considered an anatomical variant of the vestibular mucosa and not HPV related. We present a case of VVP in which there was no histological or molecular evidence of HPV; unnecessary treatment should be avoided.

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