Giant Anorectal Condyloma Acuminatum of Buschke-Lowenstein: Successful Plastic Reconstruction with Bilateral Gluteal Musculocutaneous V-Y Advancement Flap

Ulas M., Bostanci E. B., Teke Z., Karaman K., Ercan M., Sakaogullari Z., ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.75, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-012-0579-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


A 58-year-old male patient presented with an anorectal verrucous carcinoma, also known as Buschke-Lowenstein tumor. Clinically, the lesion of the patient best resembled giant condyloma acuminatum with a cauliflower-like appearance. The diagnosis was confirmed with biopsy and an abdominoperineal resection was performed. The perineal defect was reconstructed with bilateral gluteal musculocutaneous V-Y advancement flap. Both functional and cosmetic results 6 years after the operation were excellent. To date, no recurrence has been noted. As long as one is aware of its existence and of its characteristic appearances, the Buschke-Lowenstein tumor is fairly easily diagnosed. The treatment of choice remains surgical resection, and adequate follow-up is essential.