Scrotal Kaposi's Sarcoma in HIV-negative patient: A case report and review of the literature

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Yenice M. G. , Varnali E., Seker K. G. , Kavak A. , Tugcu V.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.44, no.2, pp.182-184, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tud.2017.68366
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-184
  • Keywords: Human herpes virus type-8, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Scrotal Kaposi


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.