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J Laryngol Otol. 2001 Apr;115(4):330-2.

Isolated oropharyngeal Kaposi's sarcoma in non AIDS patient: differences and similarities with spindle-cell haemangioendothelioma.

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Department of Otolaryngology, University of L'Aquila, Coppito, Italy. sachb@tiscalinet.it

Abstract

Vascular tumours rarely affect the oropharynx and overall they can represent a diagnostic challenge since their clinico-histopathological patterns are not always clear. This case report, of an isolated pharyngeal vascular proliferation, allowed the authors to analyse the similarities and differences between Kaposi's sarcoma and spindle-cell haemangioendothelioma. Moreover, it emphasizes the importance of diagnostic tools, such as the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) marker, that sometimes may represent the only reliable test for clearly establishing the diagnosis.

PMID:
11276344
DOI:
10.1258/0022215011907352
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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