Eyelid other tumors
Kaposi sarcoma of eyelid

Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 May 2018, last major update December 2004

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PubMed Search: Kaposi sarcoma of eyelid

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: Kaposi sarcoma of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidkaposisarcoma.html. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Develops in eyelid or conjunctiva of AIDS patients
  • Appears purple in eyelid due to deep location in dermis, but red in conjunctiva since superficial
Case reports
Gross description
  • Thickening of conjunctiva
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Kaposi's sarcoma

Differential diagnosis
  • Hemorrhage