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Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2018 Dec;93(12):606-609. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2018.05.019. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Bilateral eyelid Kaposi's sarcoma in an HIV-negative patient.

[Article in English, Spanish]

Author information

1
Departamento de Oculoplastia y Órbita, Institut Català de Retina, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: lorenafmontalvo@gmail.com.
2
Departamento de Oculoplastia y Órbita, Institut Català de Retina, Barcelona, España.

Abstract

CASE REPORT:

We report a case of 70-year-old male from Sicily, who presented with a bilateral eyelid mass involving the tarsal conjunctiva, found to be Kaposi's sarcoma on histologic examination. Cutaneous and pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma involvement was documented. The patient had no prior diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection. This case was managed successfully after the completion of five cycles of chemotherapy with liposomal doxorubicin, and his eyelid, skin and pulmonary lesions disappeared.

CONCLUSIONS:

Location in the eyelid is a possible, though rare, initial solitary manifestation of Kaposi's sarcoma in elderly HIV-negative patients. Liposomal doxorubicin is a safe and effective treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Conjunctiva; Conjuntiva; Doxorrubicina liposomal; Eyelid lesion; Kaposi's sarcoma; Lesiones palpebrales; Liposomal doxorubicin; Sarcoma de Kaposi; human immunodeficiency virus; virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

PMID:
30055902
DOI:
10.1016/j.oftal.2018.05.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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