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Buschke Lowenstein tumor


Other Names for this Disease

  • GCBL
  • Giant condyloma acuminatum involving the prepuce and glans penis
  • Giant condyloma of Buschke and Löwenstein
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Your Question

Can any doctor cure Buschke Lowenstein tumor?  Are all doctors familiar with this condition?

Our Answer

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What is Buschke Lowenstein tumor?

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.[1][2]  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.[3]
Last updated: 5/4/2011

Which type of physicians treat Buschke Lowenstein tumor?

Buschke Lowenstein tumor may be treated by surgical oncologists, who remove the tumor by surgery; medical oncologists, who use chemotherapy to treat the tumor; and/or radiation oncologists, who use radiation therapy to treat the tumor.[4]  Because Buschke Lowenstein tumor is rare, not all physicians may be familiar with treating it.
Last updated: 5/5/2011

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • GCBL
  • Giant condyloma acuminatum involving the prepuce and glans penis
  • Giant condyloma of Buschke and Löwenstein
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.