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

  • 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 | guglielmo.mantica@gmail.com Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino - Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per l’Oncologia, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy.
  • 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.

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Published
2017-06-30
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Case Reports - Andrology
Keywords:
Kaposi sarcoma, Penile lesion, HIV negative, HHV-8, T-cell lymphoma
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De Rose, A. F., Justich, M., Mantica, G., Testino, N., & Terrone, C. (2017). Kaposi’s sarcoma: An unusual penile lesion in a HIV negative patient. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 89(2), 164-165. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2017.2.164