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Case Report
Tonsillar Kaposi Sarcoma in an HIV-Negative Patient: A Case Report
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey  
2 Department of Pathology, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019; 57: 46-49
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2018.3487
Key Words: Palatine tonsil, Kaposi’s sarcoma, human herpes virus, histopathology
Abstract

 

Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a rare malignancy associated with AIDS and usually affects skin. The most common causative agent is the Human Herpes Virus Type 8 (HHV-8). In the literature, there are few case reports about KS with no association to AIDS. In this case report, we report a 72-year-old HIV (-) woman who presented to our clinic with a complaint of fast swelling in the right palatine tonsil and was histopathologically diagnosed as tonsillar KS.

 

Kaposi Sarkomu (KS), AIDS ile ilişkili nadir bir malignitedir ve genellikle deriyi etkiler. En sık etken ajan Human Herpes Virüs Tip 8’dir (HHV-8). Literatürde AIDS’le birlikteliği olmayan KS olgu sunumu birkaç tanedir. Bu olgu sunumunda, sağ tonsilde hızlı büyüyen şişlik şikayeti ile kliniğimize başvuran ve histopatolojik olarak tonsil KS tanısı alan 72 yaşında kadın hasta sunduk.

 

Cite this article as: Keleş E, Türker C, Artaş G, Karlıdağ T. Tonsillar Kaposi Sarcoma in an HIV-Negative Patient: A Case Report. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019; 57(1): 46-9.

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