Kaposi sarcoma of the eyelid
Fouad Chraibi, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;29:182. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.182.9651

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Kaposi sarcoma of the eyelid

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;29:182. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.182.9651

Received: 18/04/2016 - Accepted: 27/04/2016 - Published: 28/03/2018

Key words: kaposi sarcoma, eyelid, surgical excision

© Fouad Chraibi et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Fouad Chraibi, University Allal Ben Abdellah, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco (fouadchraibi@gmail.com)


Kaposi sarcoma of the eyelid

Fouad Chraibi1,&, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya1

 

1University Allal Ben Abdellah, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Fouad Chraibi, University Allal Ben Abdellah, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

 

 

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Kaposi's Sarcoma is a general angiosarcoma induced by viral growth factors, including interleukin 6 of Human Herpes Virus Type 8 ( HHV-8 ). It is preferably localized at limbs extremeties. The eyelid localization is very rare. This is an old patient of 68 years, which has since 3 years superior eyelid swelling of the right eye (A). Biopsy histopathological examination shows an aspect of Kaposi 's sarcoma. HIV serology was negative. The treatment then is surgical excision without safety margins with reconstruction in a the same operative time: external canthotomy and upper eyelid sliding flap sutured end-to-end. The outcome was favorable with a good cosmetic result without local recurrence after 6 months follow up (B).

 

 

Figure 1: A) kaposi sarcoma: before surgery; B) kaposi sarcoma: after surgery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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