Condylomata gigantea Buschke-Löwenstein

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: 2C31.0

Buschke u. Löwenstein 1925

Buschke-Löwenstein tumour, verrucous carcinoma of the genital region, giant condyloma, condyloma acuminatum giganteum; carcinoma verrucosum.

Giant form of condylomata acuminata, which today is already counted as a carcinoma. Both the anal region and the genital region can be affected.

More common in men than in women.

Condylomata gigantea are mostly triggered by HPV 6, 11 and 56.

Massive exophytic growing, skin-coloured, cauliflower-like tumours.

Clinical diagnosis.

Genitoanal area.

The exophytic tissue masses tend to interfere with sexual intercourse and defecation.

Transformation into spinocellular carcinoma occurs.

Patients often do not know that condoms only protect the areas of the skin from infections that are also covered by them.

Recurrences possible. Close follow-up care.

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