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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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Overview

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

References

  1. Penile Cancer. American Cancer Society. 2010; http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/PenileCancer/DetailedGuide/penile-cancer-what-is-penile-cancer. Accessed 1/24/2011.
  2. Kauffman CL, Alexandrescu DT. Giant Condylomata Acuminata of Buschke and Lowenstein. eMedicine. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1132178-overview. Accessed 1/24/2011.
  3. Gholam P, Enk A, and Hartschuh Q. Successful surgical management of giant condyloma acuminatum (Buschke-Löwenstein tumor) in the genitoanal region: a case report and evaluation of current therapies. Dermatology. 2009; 218:56-59. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18936533. Accessed 5/3/2011.
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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.