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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2014, Article ID 412656, 3 pages
Case Report

Solitary Mastocytoma of the Vulva

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala 680596, India

Received 21 December 2013; Accepted 19 February 2014; Published 30 March 2014

Academic Editors: G. Adonakis and D. Cao

Copyright © 2014 Shasi Velusamy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Solitary mastocytoma of the skin is a rare tumor. Its occurrence in the vulva is extremely rare with only few case reports in the literature. We report a solitary mastocytoma of the vulva in a 10-year-old girl. Her systemic examination was unremarkable. The clinical and histopathological features were consistent with the diagnosis of solitary mastocytoma of the vulva. The follow-up after surgical excision was uneventful. The purpose of this communication is (i) to report a case of solitary mastocytoma occurring in an unusual site, the vulva and to show that (ii) in this case age at presentation is 10 years with infancy as common age of presentation of solitary mastocytoma, and to show that (iii) in appropriate setting this should be included in the differential diagnosis of vulval swelling.