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Buschke-Löwenstein tumor in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient : a case report and short literature review

Journal Volume 84 - 2021
Issue Fasc.2 - Reviews
Author(s) V. Ledouble 1, F. Sclafani 2, A. Hendlisz 2, M. Gomez Galdon 3, G. Liberale 4
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(1) Department of Gastroenterology, CHR Citadelle, Liège, Belgium
(2) Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit, Medical Oncology, Institut Jules Bordet, Bruxelles, Belgium
(3) Department of Pathology, Institut Jules Bordet, Bruxelles, Belgium
(4) Department of Surgery, Institut Jules Bordet, Bruxelles, Belgium

Giant condyloma acuminatum, also known as Buschke-Löwenstein tumor, is a rare variant of verrucous carcinoma presenting in the ano-genital region. While its metastatic potential is limited, aggressive local growth is common, with invasion and destruction of the surrounding tissues often causing important therapeutic challenges. Also, data to inform the optimal management approach are scarce and mostly limited to anectodical reports. We present the case of a human immunodeficiency virus-associated locally advanced Buschke Löwenstein tumor that was successfully treated with extensive surgery.

Keywords: Buschke-Löwenstein tumor, giant condyloma acuminatum, human papillomavirus, squamous cell carcinoma, human immunodeficiency virus.

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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