Kaposi's sarcoma, a vascular tumor of multifocal origin, occurs primarily in skin of the feet and hands, but may also involve the viscera. Kaposi's sarcoma limited to the penis is exceedingly rare.1,2
Report of a Case
A 50-year old circumcised black man came to the dermatology clinic because of multiple nodules on the penis of three-months' duration. There was no history of skin or genitourinary disease. Results of physical examination were normal except for the penis. There was massive edema of the distal one third of the shaft. Several 0.5- to 1.0-cm purple nodules with a crusted surface were located in the coronal sulcus and on the glans (Fig 1). The clinical diagnosis of all examiners was squamous cell carcinoma. One nodule was excised in order to confirm the diagnosis.
The tumor consisted of large aggregates of spindle-shaped cells at all levels of the dermis. The spindle cells
Cox JW, Halprin K, Ackerman AB. Kaposi's Sarcoma Localized to the Penis. Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(4):461-462. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000100109023