Buschke–Lowenstein tumor of the inguinal region: A rare entity in a rarer location

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Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,2,107-109.
Published:July 2015
Type:Case Report

Buschke–Lowenstein tumor of the inguinal region: A rare entity in a rarer location

Priyanka Aggarwal, Gaurav Aggarwal1

Department of Dermatology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, 1Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Medical Center, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Abstract:

Buschke–Lowenstein tumor (BLT), also known as giant condyloma accuminata, first described in 1896 by Buschke, is a rare, slow‑growing, locally invasive, mass lesion commonly affecting the anogenital region in immunocompromised males. This florid type of verrucous carcinoma is known for its high rate of recurrence as well as malignant conversion to squamous cell carcinoma. BLTs have been commonly reported to involve the penis, scrotum, bladder, vulva and perianal or anorectal regions. Our index case remains distinguished on the account of the rare anatomical location, causing a diagnostic dilemma, and once diagnosed managed adequately via surgery alone.