Resection and Advancement Flap Closure of a Combined Vascular Malformation of the Mons Pubis

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Vascular malformations are congenital abnormalities that do not spontaneously regress and may require surgical resection for treatment.


A healthy 23-year-old woman presented with a painless, slowly enlarging mass of the mons pubis. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a cystic mass with minimal Doppler flow. The final pathology showed a combined lymphatic–venous vascular malformation. A meshed advancement flap was used to close the skin after surgical resection. These flaps create a lattice of small cutaneous defects that heal rapidly by secondary intention and optimize wound healing.


Lower genital tract vascular malformations are rare but often become symptomatic in adolescents or young women. Larger lesions may warrant surgical resection. Flap closures may aid in proper wound healing.

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