Kaposi's sarcoma: An unusual penile lesion in a HIV negative patient

Aldo Franco De Rose, Matteo Justich, Guglielmo Mantica, Nicolò Testino, Carlo Terrone

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Abstract

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) of the penis is a very rare lesion and it is usually observed in HIV-infected patients. We introduce a case of KS of the penis in a 75 years old HIV negative patient with a peripheral T-cell lymphoma. He came to our attention with a painful ulcerated red lesion on the glans that stretched from the urethral meatus to the coronal skin. This lesion was found to be a KS balanopreputial in the classical variant. Penile KS must be included in the differential diagnosis of genital diseases especially when the clinical features of the lesion are aspecific and diagnosis can be made histologically by performing a biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-165
Number of pages2
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Volume89
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • HHV-8
  • HIV negative
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Penile lesion
  • T-cell lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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