Buschke-Lowenstein tumor: Three pediatric cases

Aydogdu I., UZUN E., Mirapoglu S. L., KILINCASLAN H., Yildiz P.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.58, no.8, pp.769-772, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12960
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.769-772
  • Keywords: Buschke-Lowenstein tumor, childhood, condyloma, total surgical excision, GIANT CONDYLOMA ACUMINATA, INFANT
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Buschke-Lowenstein tumor (BLT) is a verrucous lesion that grows slowly, causing regional infiltration and deformity. It is very rare during childhood and usually has a benign course. It is related to the human papilloma virus type 6 and type 11. Poor hygiene, chronic irritation, diabetes and impaired cellular immunity are other factors thought to play a role in the etiology of the disease. The first-choice treatment modality is total surgical excision. Herein we describe three cases to illustrate the success of total surgical excision via electrocautery in the treatment of BLT, and the excellent cosmetic outcome of the method.