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Buschke-Löwenstein Tumor

Last updated June 30, 2017

The treatment of choice is a surgical excision with clear margins followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy, as decided by the healthcare provider. In majority of the cases, the prognosis is excellent with appropriate treatment.


The topic Buschke-Löwenstein Tumor you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Verrucous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin.

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  • Verrucous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of Skin is a malignant tumor of skin that typically affects elderly men and women. It has a lower malignancy potential than conventional squamous cell carcinomas
  • It is also a rare subtype of SCC that has a slower growth. Verrucous SCC of Skin constitutes approximately 5% of all squamous cell carcinomas of skin
  • The cause of the condition is unknown, but genetic mutations may be involved. Factors that may influence its development include poor oral hygiene, fungal infections affecting the skin, and lichen planus
  • Verrucous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin may appear as nodules on skin, commonly in the extremities, genital areas, and oral mucosa. The lesions may ulcerate and cause scarring of skin
  • The treatment of choice is a surgical excision with clear margins followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy, as decided by the healthcare provider. In majority of the cases, the prognosis is excellent with appropriate treatment
  • Nevertheless, the prognosis of Verrucous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin depends upon many factors including the stage of the tumor and health status of the affected individual. There is a possibility of local or regional metastasis, which can involve the lymph nodes. This may dictate the course of the condition

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First uploaded: June 30, 2017
Last updated: June 30, 2017