A large clitoral epidermal dermoid cyst: A rare long term complication after female circumcision

El-agwany, Ahmed Samy
March 2015
Middle East Fertility Society Journal;Mar2015, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent in the African countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, and some areas of the Middle East. Many reasons for perpetuation of this practice are mentioned, most commonly are cultural and religious beliefs. The aim of this case study is to describe a clitoral epidermal inclusion dermoid cyst in a 40-year-old female where excision of the mass was done. Histology showed epidermoid inclusion dermoid cyst probably related to circumcision. There is an important need for public health campaigns to educate people about female circumcision with the goal of eradicating this practice.


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