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Condyloma acuminatum is a painless, rounded, exophytic growth with a broad base and nodular surface. Lesions may be single or multiple. These lesions are more common in young adults. HPV is the causative factor, and though sexual transmission is more common, non-sexual transmission is also possible. Malignant transformation in these lesions is not common. The diagnosis is often clinical. Surgical excision, laser or cryosurgical ablation is recommended. Recurrences are more common compared to papilloma.

Differential diagnosis:

  • Papilloma
  • Verruca vulgaris
  • Inflammatory papillary hyperplasia

Figure 1: Condyloma acuminatum. Several sessile, cauliflower-like swellings forming a cluster.
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