Buschke Lowenstein tumor
Other Names for this Disease
- Giant condyloma acuminatum involving the prepuce and glans penis
- Giant condyloma of Buschke and Löwenstein
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 Treatment of these tumors begins with removal by surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy have also been shown to be effective treatments for this tumor type.Buschke Lowenstein tumor is a tumor that most commonly occurs near the penis or anus. This tumor often looks like a large genital wart; it tends to grow slowly, but can sometimes grow very large and spread into surrounding tissues. These tumors rarely spread to other parts of the body.
Last updated: 5/4/2011
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- Kauffman CL, Alexandrescu DT. Giant Condylomata Acuminata of Buschke and Lowenstein. eMedicine. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1132178-overview. Accessed 1/24/2011.
- Gholam P, Enk A, and Hartschuh Q. Successful surgical management of giant condyloma acuminatum (Buschke-Löwenstein tumor) in the genitoanal region: a case report and evaluation of current therapies. Dermatology. 2009; 218:56-59. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18936533. Accessed 5/3/2011.
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