Buschke Löwenstein Tumor of the Right Lower Abdominal Wall: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Martin Balog, Ulrich Lang, Günther Winde

Abstract


Buschke-Löwenstein tumor (BLT), known as giant condyloma acuminatum (GCA), is a very rare disease that typically appears as a penile lesion but can although appear in the anogenital region, bladder, vulva, scrotum and sacrococcygeal area as well.

Despite of its histologically benign signs, a high recurrence rate, invasiveness and destructive growth characterizes this rare disease as clinically malignant.

Malignant transformation into verrucous carcinoma (VC) and squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) have been described as well.

Many treatment modalities inclusive neoadjuvant radio-and chemotherapy and topical treatment have been reported but due to lack of controlled studies no treatment can be recommended.

We present a case of Buschke-Löwenstein tumor involving the right lower abdominal wall of the colostomy region at a 71 years old male.

To our knowledge, we first describe a case report of GCA involving abdominal wall at the colostomy region, successfully treated by wide radical excision and plastic reconstruction.

Keywords


Buschke-Löwenstein tumor, Giant condyloma acuminatum, surgical resection, neoadjuvant therapy, squamous cell carcinoma.

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ISSN: 1927-7229