Condylomatous lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract

Michael Nash, Frank E. Lucente, Krishna Srinivasan, Wilbur J. Gould

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Condyloma acuminatum is one of four types of common human verrucous lesions that are of viral etiology. Also known as “moist wart,” condyloma acuminatum is most often seen on the mucosal surfaces of the anogenital area. However, occurrences in the mucosal lined areas of the head and neck region are quite rare. Since 1901,30 cases of condylomatous lesions have been reported in the upper aerodigestive tract, occurring mainly in the various regions of the oral cavity. Eighteen of the cases were confirmed by histopathologic documentation, while the remainder were anecdotal. We have recently encountered six new cases of condyloma acuminatum, verified by histologic examination. One occurred on the tongue, another in the tonsillar fossa, one in the hypopharynx and three on the vocal cords. We present these cases and review the previously reported cases. In addition, we will discuss the differential diagnosis of these lesions, and their importance to the practicing otolaryngologist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1410-1416
Number of pages7
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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