ABSTRACT: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as a vaginal mass in pregnancy is uncommon.
A 38-year-old primigravid woman presented at 27 weeks of gestation with vaginal lesions, bleeding, and discharge. Previous vaginal biopsies had been consistent with vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia 1 and lichen planus. After admission for this enlarging vaginal mass and bleeding, she was noted to have a newly palpable breast mass. Biopsy of the breast mass and subsequent re-evaluation of original vaginal biopsies were consistent with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. She was treated with chemoimmunotherapy during pregnancy and delivered a viable neonate at term.
Although benign vaginal conditions are common, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of persistent or enlarging vaginal lesions in pregnancy.
Obstetrics and Gynecology 08/2011; 118(2 Pt 2):486-9. · 4.73 Impact Factor