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Case Report
Scrotal Kaposi's Sarcoma in HIV-negative patient: A case report and review of the literature
1 Department of Urology, Health Science University Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
2 Department of Dermatology, Health Science University Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
Turk J Urol 2018; 44: 182-184
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2017.68366
Key Words: Human herpes virus type-8; Kaposi’s Sarcoma; Scrotal Kaposi
Abstract

 

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) is a malignancy that generally effects the skin, and  can be systemic with internal organ involvement. It originates from the vascular endothelium. KS's relationship with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is well known.  Isolated scrotal KS in the urogenital system is quite rare and scrotal KS in an HIV-negative patient is limited to a few cases. In this case report, the biopsy result from the violescent nodular lesions on the scrotum of the HIV-negative 81-year-old patient was found compatible with KS and a pathology was not detected in the systemic screening. With a diagnosis of isolated scrotal KS, the patient underwent surgical excision aimed at the lesions on the scrotum. KS is rare in HIV-negative patients and it is associated with human herpes virus-8 infection.

 

Cite this article as: Yenice MG, Varnalı E, Şeker KG, Kavak A, Tuğcu V. Scrotal Kaposi's Sarcoma in HIV-negative patient: a case report and review of the literatüre. Turk J Urol 2018; 44(2): 182-4.

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