Localisation of mediterranean Kaposi's sarcoma in Morgagni's ventricle

Salvatore Gallina, Francesco Dispenza, Navneet Mathur, Andrea Di Bernardo

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Objective: Head and neck involvement in Kaposi’s Sarcoma (KS) is not unusual . However, laryngeal involvement is a relatively infrequent manifestation and ENT specialists should consider it in differential diagnosis in laryngeal lesions of AIDS patients and/or subjects from the Mediterranean area.Methods: Case report and review of the literature in EnglishClinical Case: Male patient presenting with a three- month history of cough and acute dispnoea. Laryngoscopy identified a laryngeal mass occluding the glottic plane. Tracheotomy was then performed and the laryngeal lesion was removed. Histopathology showed neoplastic spindle cells that were positive to immunostain with CD-31 and CD-34, and immunoreactivity for HHV-8 was present. A diagnosis of KS was then suspected and confirmed after dermatological inspection.Conclusions: Purple vascular mass lesions should lead in ENT to a high index of suspicion to exclude systemic diseases. Laryngeal KS must be included in the differential diagnosis of pigmented laryngeal lesions to plan correct management
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)289-293
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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