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Minerva Ginecologica 1999 December;51(12):501-4

language: Italian

Buschke e Loewenstein tumor (giant condyloma acuminatum). Immunological aspects

Bognoni V., Iacopino P., Quartuccio A. Jr., Santoro G., Quartuccio A.


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The Buschke-Loewenstein tumor, also called giant condyloma acuminatum, is generally observed in male subjects, usually on the penis and rarely occurs in women. A case of Buschke-Loewenstein tumor located on the vulva is reported. It is a cauliflower-like tumor which behaves clinically in a malignant fashion, although it shows no histomorphological criteria of malignancy. Histologically it is a benign papillomatous growth characterized predominantly by epithelial hyperplasia, hyperacanthosis and hyperkeratosis. The assessment of humoral and cellular immunity demonstrated an inusual circulating increase of CD4+ lymphocytes suggesting their major role in the very slow progression of the disease. Surgery remains the treatment of choice for this tumor.

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