Giant Condylomata Acuminata of Buschke and Lowenstein Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: Catharine Lisa Kauffman, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Primary rectal adenocarcinoma has been reported to mimic giant condyloma of Buschke and Löwenstein (GCBL). [11]  

Horizontal transmission of anogenital HPV has been described through sharing of common personal hygiene items. [12]

Recently, lymphangioma has been added on the differential diagnosis list of GCBL. Hyperplastic lesions, possibly due to the loose connective tissue, can cause a cauliflowerlike appearance and may easily be misdiagnosed as genital warts. [13]

Differential Diagnoses