The rarity of the occurrence of condyloma acuminatum in the anal region of the male, as well as the uncertain nosologic place of these papillary acanthomas in syphilology, has prompted me to report two cases of them which recently occurred in my hospital service. Many physicians are not clear whether condyloma acuminatum is to be considered as the result of syphilitic infection, or whether it must be considered as a vegetating papillary growth independent of syphilis.
In a general way it can be stated that condyloma acuminatum is only a venereal wart, and these growths are so called because they grow around the genitals, and are preceded or associated with venereal diseases. They come on mucous membranes and on the skin moistened, macerated and irritated by abnormal purulent secretions. In ordinary cases condylomas grow as discrete excrescences. In some cases, as in mine, they become confluent and coalesce, forming large