A Giant Anorectal Condyloma Is Not Synonym of Malignancy

  • Meriem El BessiEmail author
  • Wejih Dougaz
  • Meriem Jones
  • Hichem Jerraya
  • Chadli Dziri
Case Report


Anorectal giant condyloma acuminatum (GCA) or Buschke and Loewenstein tumor is a very rare sexually transmitted condition caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection which prevalence is around 0.1% among sexually active adults [1, 2]. GCA is a condition that has not been very well documented. All the literature we dispose of is based on case reviews and case reports. GCA was frequently described as a tumor because of its clinical aggressivity, contrasting with histological benignity [3]. It is also known for its high recurrence rate which is around 66% [4, 5] and its potential for malignant transformation (56%) [4]. The consequence of these features is the variability of treatment ranging from non-surgical treatment to mutilating surgery [6]. The purpose of this work is to present a case.

Case Presentation

A 30-year-old heterosexual male presented to our department with a large perianal tumor. We have no precise knowledge regarding the time span it took the lesion to...


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Tunis El Manar, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Department « B » of General SurgeryCharles Nicolle HospitalTunisTunisia
  2. 2.University of Tunis El Manar, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Department of DermatologyCharles Nicolle HospitalTunisTunisia

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