Laura Sanders, MD

  • 836 W. Wellington Avenue, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois,60657
    773-296-8000
  • 3982 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago Eye Institute, Chicago, Illinois,60651
    773-282-2000
  • 1431 N. Western Avenue, St. Elizabeth\'s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois,60622
    773-342-8000
  • 2525 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois,60616
    312-236-6575

Papilloma

Papilloma refers to a benign epithelialtumor[1] growing exophytically (outwardly projecting) in finger-like fronds. In this context papilla refers to the projection created by the tumor, not a tumor on an already existing papilla (such as the nipple). When used without context, it often refers to infections caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), such as warts. There are, however, a number of other conditions that cause papilloma, such as choroid plexus papilloma (CPP) and pearly penile papules of the penis.

Human Papilloma Virus infection is a major cause of cervical cancer, although most HPV infections do not cause cancer.

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