Condyloma

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Condyloma

 

in man, a limited inflammatory papillate out-growth of the skin and mucosa.

Condylomas usually arise in places subject to constant friction and irritation. A distinction is made between flat condylomas, mushroomlike growths resting on a broad base that are generally a manifestation of secondary syphilis or yaws, and acuminate condylomas, which are caused by a virus, have a lobular structure, and rest on a thin pedicle.

Condylomas develop, as a rule, in slovenly persons on genitalia that have been moistened by excretions and irritated, in the intergluteal and inguinal folds, and less commonly, in the arm-pits and in the corners of the mouth. The surface of a condyloma may become ulcerated. Condylomas do not disappear spontaneously. They can be treated by eliminating the primary pathological process (treating the syphilis, gonorrhea, yaws, or intertrigo) or by electrocoagulation or curettage.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
GIANT CONDYLOMA ACUMINATUM (BUSCHKE-LOWENSTEIN TUMOR)
Giant condyloma acuminatum is a large, fungating, and locally destructive form of condyloma acuminatum.
Gibbs, "Squamous cell carcinoma arising in a giant condyloma acuminatum (Buschke-Lowenstein tumor)," Asian Journal of Surgery, vol.
Davies, "Giant condyloma acuminata: incidence among cases diagnosed as carcinoma of the penis," Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol.
Lundskog, "Giant condyloma acuminatum (Buschke-Loewenstein tumour) of the anorectum with malignant transformation," European Journal of Surgery, Acta Chirurgica, vol.
Management of peri-anal giant condyloma acuminatum-A case report and literature review.
Giant condyloma acuminatum or Bushke-Lowenstein tumor: review of the literature and report of three cases treated by C[O.sub.2] laser surgery.
The men behind the eponym--Abraham Buschke and Ludwig Lowenstein: giant condyloma (Buschke-Loewenstein) Am J Dermatopathol.2006; 28(December (6)): 526-536.
First described by Buschke in 1886 and later by Buschke and Lowenstein in 1925, (20) the "giant condyloma of Buschke and Lowenstein" refers to a slow-growing neoplasm that has a tendency to recur and to form abscesses and fistulae.
They include condyloma acuminatum, giant condyloma acuminatum, warty (condylomatous) SCC, verrucous carcinoma and low-grade papillary SCC NOS.
Giant condyloma acuminatum (GCA) is an extremely rare clinical form of genital warts, characterized by growth that extends into underlying dermal structures [6].