Introduction: Since the introductionof HighlyActive Anti-Retroviral Therapy(HAART), therehas been a significant increase in the survival of HIV-infected patients. Consequently, there has been increased attention on the potential neoplastic pathologies, such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, associated with AIDS in these individuals. Case Report: In this case report we present, for the first time, a patient affected by Kaposi's sarcoma of the palatine tonsil with a concomitant syphilis infection. The patient underwent enlarged tonsillectomy and continued antiretroviral therapy. There were no signs of disease recurrence at a 12-month follow-up. Conclusions: Despite the rarity of tonsillar localization of Kaposi's sarcoma, it should be suspected in the presence of an HIV-infected patient. Tonsillectomy effectively controls local disease, but comprehensive patient management requires a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including infectious disease specialists, pathologists, and oncologists who work together to provide high-quality and coordinated care.

Lorusso F., Di vincenzo S, Campofiorito V., Sireci F., Immordino A., Dispenza F. (2024). Tonsillar Kaposi’s Sarcoma in HIV Positive Patient with Syphilis Infection. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 36(2), 437-441 [10.22038/IJORL.2024.72743.3463].

Tonsillar Kaposi’s Sarcoma in HIV Positive Patient with Syphilis Infection

Lorusso F.;Di vincenzo S;Campofiorito V.;Sireci F.;Immordino A.
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Dispenza F.
2024-03-01

Abstract

Introduction: Since the introductionof HighlyActive Anti-Retroviral Therapy(HAART), therehas been a significant increase in the survival of HIV-infected patients. Consequently, there has been increased attention on the potential neoplastic pathologies, such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, associated with AIDS in these individuals. Case Report: In this case report we present, for the first time, a patient affected by Kaposi's sarcoma of the palatine tonsil with a concomitant syphilis infection. The patient underwent enlarged tonsillectomy and continued antiretroviral therapy. There were no signs of disease recurrence at a 12-month follow-up. Conclusions: Despite the rarity of tonsillar localization of Kaposi's sarcoma, it should be suspected in the presence of an HIV-infected patient. Tonsillectomy effectively controls local disease, but comprehensive patient management requires a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including infectious disease specialists, pathologists, and oncologists who work together to provide high-quality and coordinated care.
mar-2024
Lorusso F., Di vincenzo S, Campofiorito V., Sireci F., Immordino A., Dispenza F. (2024). Tonsillar Kaposi’s Sarcoma in HIV Positive Patient with Syphilis Infection. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 36(2), 437-441 [10.22038/IJORL.2024.72743.3463].
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