Acta Med. 2020, 63: 49-51

An Alternative Treatment for Vaginal Cuff Wart: a Case Report

Victoria Psomiadou, Christos Iavazzo, Athanasios Douligeris, Alexandros Fotiou, Anastasia Prodromidou, Nikolaos Blontzos, Evgenia Karavioti, George Vorgias

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Metaxa Memorial Cancer Hospital, Piraeus, Greece

Received April 17, 2019
Accepted December 4, 2019

Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been directly related to acuminate warts and cervical cancer, the second most common neoplasia among women. Given the lack of treatment against the virus itself, many medications have been utilised, mainly aiming in modifying the host’s immunological response. We present the case of a 54 years old postmenopausal patient with a history of vaginal cuff wart and HPV persistence that we managed in our clinic for 6 months with a mix of curcumin, aloe vera, amla and other natural ingredients. As the patient was found to be intolerant to imiquimod (one of the most common conservative methods of treatment) we attempted the use of curcumin, which was applied to the area of the wart three times per week for 6 months. Both clinical and colposcopical improvement was noted in regular clinic visits with regression of the lesion. The outcome of this case encourages our view that curcumin should be considered as a significant treatment modality against HPV infection and acuminate warts.


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