Surgical Management of Multiple Condylomas in the Oral Mucosa in Patient Undergoing Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

2018 • Volume 12 • Issue 1

Soto-R, Rodrigo; Pérez-A, Javier; Araya-S, Cristóbal



The objective of this study was to report a clinical case in which surgical management of multiple condylomas in the oral mucosa was performed in a patient infected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) who is under highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). A 58-yearold man, under HAART for 17 years for HIV infection, was admitted at the Maxillofacial Surgery Service at the Hospital Barros Luco-Trudeau as he was experiencing multiple verrucous lesions located on the lateral margin and dorsum of the tongue, as well as on the inner face of both cheeks and the lower lip. A surgical excision of the lesions on the lip, dorsum of the tongue and inner face of the right cheek was performed, where the histopathological diagnosis of condyloma was obtained. There was a recurrence two months after surgery. Recurrence of the lesions may be due to the recrudescence of the latent virus adjacent to the surgical bed and, therefore, other treatment alternatives should be considered. Treatment is necessary due to the impact on the function, aesthetics, and the potential to become contagious and malignant.

KEY WORDS: condylomata acuminate, oral surgery, antiretroviral therapy, highly active, HIV.


How to cite this article

SOTO, R. R.; PÉREZ, A. J. & ARAYA, S. C. Surgical management of multiple condylomas in the oral mucosa in patient undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy. Int. J. Odontostomat., 12(1):93-98, 2018.


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