Buschke-Löwenstein tumor also called giant condyloma acuminatum, is a rare sexually transmitted disease. Men are the most affected, but some cases were described in women.

It is usually an exophytic, ulcerative and cauliflower-shaped tumor. It can in filtrate the adjacent tissue.

The treatment is based on surgery, but relapses are very frequent.

The search strategy employed MeSH terms and keywords designed to optimize the identification of randomized trials, guidelines, and systematic reviews on Buschke Löwenstein disease.

From January 2012 to December 2017, we dermatologists of hassan II hospital in Fez, conducted a prospective trial in collaboration with urologist of the same institution. The trial protocol was approved by the Institutional Ethical Committee of the Hassan II University Hospital, Morocco. Informed, written consent of all participants was taken prior to enrolment.

We analyzed the result of primary surgery, long term survival, recurrences.

Recurrence was clinically evaluated and defined as the appearance of new condylomatous lesions.

A large resection involving subcutaneous fat was performed. Local treatments were applied with hydrocolloid dressing until complete recovery. All the tumors were excised and send to pathological examination to confirm the diagnosis.

For more information click here: https://scidoc.org/IJCDR-2332-2977-06-201.php

Dr. Boris NEDELCIUC,

Associate Professor, MD-PhD at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy,

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Clinical Dermatology & Research, USA

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