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Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(8):709-710. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.709

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Large Mass Arising From the Tongue as an Initially and Sole Manifestation of Kaposi Sarcoma

Amir Feily1✉, Esmaeil Rafeie2, Zahra Moosavi1, Ahmad Khazanee2, Nastaran Ranjbari3, Kambiz Masoumi4, Omid Ghasemzadeh5, Mosleh Safarpoor2

1. Infectious and Tropical Disease Research Center and Department of Dermatology, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2. Department of Dermatology, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3. Department of Pathology, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
4. Department of Emergency Medicine, Jundishapur University of Medical sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
5. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jundishapur University of Medical sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Abstract

We report a 30- year-old Iranian woman presenting with a red to yellowish, well demarcated, painless exophytic and lobulated mass originating from the right hand side of the tongue. An excisional biopsy was obtained and it was diagnosed histopathologically as Kaposi's sarcoma by detecting atypical spindle cells with rare mitoses delineating blood-filled vascular slits.

Keywords: Kaposi sarcoma, oral mass, immunosppression

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How to cite this article:
Feily A, Rafeie E, Moosavi Z, Khazanee A, Ranjbari N, Masoumi K, Ghasemzadeh O, Safarpoor M. Large Mass Arising From the Tongue as an Initially and Sole Manifestation of Kaposi Sarcoma. Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(8):709-710. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.709. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v08p0709.htm