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

Aldo Franco De Rose, Matteo Justich, Guglielmo Mantica, Nicolò Testino, Carlo Terrone
  • Aldo Franco De Rose
    Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per l’Oncologia, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
  • Matteo Justich
    Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per l’Oncologia, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
  • Guglielmo Mantica
    Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per l’Oncologia, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy | guglielmo.mantica@gmail.com
  • Nicolò Testino
    Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per l’Oncologia, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
  • Carlo Terrone
    Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per l’Oncologia, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy

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.

Keywords

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

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