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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

MUKAI, Maira Mitsue et al. Primary Kaposi's sarcoma of the penis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.5, pp. 524-526. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000500013.

Kaposi's sarcoma is a vascular tumor involving the wall of lymphatic vessels. There are four types: classic, endemic, iatrogenic and HIV-associated. It is a systemic, malignant and multifactorial disease and has a variable course. The primary presentation on the penis is uncommon and is mainly observed in HIV-positive patients. In HIV-negative individuals, asymptomatic papules, nodules, plaques and verrucous lesions are found. The treatment for the classic form involves surgery, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, laser and radiation therapy. The authors present a rare case of a patient with the classic form on the penis, who was successfully treated by radiation therapy.

Keywords : Penis; Radiotherapy; Sarcoma; Kaposi.

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