Kaposi sarcoma of the eyelid
Fouad Chraibi, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;29:182. doi:10.11604/pamj..29.182.9651

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Kaposi sarcoma of the eyelid

Fouad Chraibi, Idriss Andaloussi Benatiya
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 29:182. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.182.9651. Published 28 Mar 2018



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).


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

©Fouad Chraibi et al. 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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