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Kaposi Sarcoma
Siva P. Raman, MD; Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Kaposi sarcoma (KS)
          • Definitions

            • Low-grade malignancy arising from mesenchymal lining of blood and lymphatic vessels that primarily affects skin and mucous membranes

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              Selected References

                              1. Restrepo CS et al: Kaposi's sarcoma: imaging overview. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 32(5):456-69, 2011
                              2. Lee NK et al: Hypervascular subepithelial gastrointestinal masses: CT-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 30(7):1915-34, 2010
                              3. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging manifestations of Kaposi sarcoma. Radiographics. 26(4):1169-85, 2006
                              4. Antman K et al: Kaposi's sarcoma. N Engl J Med. 342(14):1027-38, 2000
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Pathology

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Abbreviations

                                        • Kaposi sarcoma (KS)
                                      • Definitions

                                        • Low-grade malignancy arising from mesenchymal lining of blood and lymphatic vessels that primarily affects skin and mucous membranes

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                          • CT Findings

                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Restrepo CS et al: Kaposi's sarcoma: imaging overview. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 32(5):456-69, 2011
                                                          2. Lee NK et al: Hypervascular subepithelial gastrointestinal masses: CT-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 30(7):1915-34, 2010
                                                          3. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging manifestations of Kaposi sarcoma. Radiographics. 26(4):1169-85, 2006
                                                          4. Antman K et al: Kaposi's sarcoma. N Engl J Med. 342(14):1027-38, 2000