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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 793534, 4 pages
Case Report

The Giant Condyloma (Buschke-Löwenstein Tumor) in the Immunocompromised Patient

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753, USA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

Received 8 May 2014; Accepted 17 September 2014; Published 25 September 2014

Academic Editor: Anna Fagotti

Copyright © 2014 Andrew L. Atkinson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Since Buschke and Löwenstein first described the giant condyloma in 1925 (which subsequently was named Buschke-Löwenstein tumor), there have been scattered reports over the past 90 years describing presentation and different avenues of treatment for patients with this condition. It is well known that immunocompromised individuals are at an increased risk of anogenital disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). In this report, we present the management of two HIV positive patients with giant condylomas. Both patients presented with urinary outflow obstruction and sepsis. Though giant condylomas are a rare phenomenon, these two cases underscore the importance of early treatment intervention, especially in the immunocompromised patient.