Rectal Involvement of Recurrent Buschke-Lowenstein Tumor Causing Subileus: a Case Report

Savas Yakan, Fevzi Cengiz, Kemal Emre Telciler, Murat UZ, Ali Galip Denecli


We present a 48-year-old caucasian woman presenting with anal pain, discharge and difficulty in defecation due to recurrent Buschke-Lowenstein tumor with rectal involvement discuss it in the light of literature. A 48-year old caucasian woman was referred to our institute with anal mass causing pain, discharge and difficulty in defecation. She initially had simple excision and electrocoterisation 3 and 15 years before at different centers. At physical examination, multiple vegetative mass lesions presented as a cauliflower-like tumor were seen at perianal region. Colonoscopy showed an inflamated, vegetative mass covering all mucosa annularly and starting from 2 cm away from anal verge and reaching until 20 cm was seen. Due to the large extent of tumor invasion in this case, curative surgery would have been achieved only by wide local surgical excision and abdominoperineal resection due to rectal involvement. This severe mutilation was refused by the patient. Thus, patient was referred to medical oncology for radiochemotherapy. Wide radical excision of Buschke-Lowenstein tumor (BLT) is the preferred treatment for achieving local control, but excision alone often is ineffective treatment. Abdominoperineal resection is necessary in cases with infiltration involving the sphincter muscles or rectum, especialy for recurrent cases.

Gastroenterol Res. 2011;4(4):177-179


Buschke-Lowenstein tumor; Rectal involvement; Recurrence; Subileus

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