Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2008 Jul;37(1):61-64.

A Case of Condyloma Acuminatum Presenting as a Rectal Polyp

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ilsoonwhang@cgh.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Condyloma acuminatum, commonly known as anogenital warts, is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The most common location of condyloma acuminatum in women is the vulva. Other locations are the vagina, anus and perianal area, perineum and cervix. Condyloma acuminatum most commonly occur due to receptive anal intercourse, and can enlarge to form exophytic masses on the perianal skin, but rarely involve the rectum. We experienced an occurrence of a 12 mm polypoid lesion in the rectum of a heterosexual woman detected during a colonoscopy. The polypoid lesion was excised and was diagnosed as condyloma acuminatum. The lesion was positive for HPV type 11 based on the use of an HPV DNA chip test.

Keyword

Condyloma acuminatum; HPV; Rectum
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