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A CASE REPORT OF GIANT GENITAL WARTS

L. Grimaldi, R. Cuomo, R. Bilenchi, F. Roviello, G. Nisi, C. Brandi, C. D'Aniello
  • L. Grimaldi
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Siena, Italy
  • R. Bilenchi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Siena, Italy
  • F. Roviello
    Department of Oncological Surgery, University of Siena, Italy
  • G. Nisi
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Siena, Italy
  • C. Brandi
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Siena, Italy
  • C. D'Aniello
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Siena, Italy

Abstract

Giant genital warts (GGW) represent a rare form of sexually transmitted disease caused by the human papillomavirus, arising more frequently in the vulvar and perianal regions as large exophytic cauliflower-like mass. Estimated rate of recurrence is 60 to 66%, while malignant transformation is possible and it has been reported in 30 to 56% of cases. A 45- years-old woman was admitted to our Structure of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Siena, Italy with an extensive cauliflower- like masses diffused on vulvar and perianal region. The patient was treated in general anaesthesia, with a wide en bloc excision up to free clinical edges and immediate reconstruction of the vulvar continuity. Buschke Lowenstein tumour or giant genital warts is a sporadic tumour with an elevate local recurrence rate. In some cases, surgery can be very difficult and it must be associated to other strategies. An accurate follow-up is always necessary

Keywords

Giant genital warts, acuminatum condyloma, Buschke-Lowenstein tumor

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