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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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. 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.
Last updated: 5/4/2011
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. Because Buschke Lowenstein tumor is rare, not all physicians may be familiar with treating it.
Last updated: 5/5/2011
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