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J Dermatol Case Rep. 2008 Dec 27;2(4):60-2. doi: 10.3315/jdcr.2008.1019.

Buschke-Lowenstein tumor.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinico Universitario Valencia, Spain.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Verrucous carcinoma of the skin and mucosa is an uncommon type of well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. When it is present in the genitoanal region the term used is Buschke-Lowenstein tumor. The human papillomavirus seems to be implicated in its aetiology. Treatment is controversial. Topical chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and radical surgery have been employed.

MAIN OBSERVATIONS:

We report a rapidly progressing penile verrucous carcinoma which was treated sucessfuly with conservative surgery and CO2 laser.

CONCLUSION:

Treatment with CO2 laser in combination with conservative surgery may be a therapeutic option in Buschke-Lowenstein tumor.

KEYWORDS:

condylomata acuminata; lasers; penile neoplasms; squamous cell carcinoma; verrucous carcinoma

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