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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015, Article ID 874548, 5 pages
Case Report

Isolated Kaposi Sarcoma of the Tonsil: A Case Report and Review of the Scientific Literature

1Otorhinolaryngology Department, S. Francesco Hospital, ASL 3, Nuoro, Italy
2Immunology Department, AOU Cagliari, Italy
3Pathology Department, S. Francesco Hospital, ASL 3, Nuoro, Italy
4Epidemiology and Medical Statistics Unit, Medical Education and Professional Development Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari-Research, AOU Sassari, Italy

Received 4 December 2014; Accepted 20 January 2015

Academic Editor: Manish Gupta

Copyright © 2015 Barbara Pittore et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Kaposi sarcoma is a tumour caused by human herpes virus 8, also known as Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus. It usually affects the skin and oral mucosa; however, it can also sometimes affect the lungs, the liver, the stomach, the bowel, and lymph nodes. Several body sites may be affected simultaneously. The involvement of the tonsils is rare. We described an isolated localization of Kaposi’s sarcoma of the right tonsil in a HIV-positive patient.