Term: condyloma (plural condylomata)
Origin: Anc Greek Κόνδυλος (= knuckle) + -ωμα/-oma( = a noun suffix used tof orm names of tumors, or to denote "marked growth".
Genital warts are soft, wart-like growths on the genitals caused by a virus. The virus responsible for genital warts is called human papilloma virus (HPV), also called Condyloma and which is transmitted by sexual contact.
There are two types of condylomata : The two subtypes are:
Condyloma Latum, white lesions associated with secondary syphilisGiant condyloma are clinically malignmant variants of condylomnata acuminate. The first 2 cases of this unusual lesion were reported by Buschke in 1896 in Neisser’s Atlas.