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Gastrointestinal kaposi sarcoma with appendiceal involvement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21606698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Kaposi sarcoma is a vascular tumor manifesting as nodular lesions on skin, mucous membranes, or internal organs. This is a case of a 42-year-old human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV) positive bisexual male, not on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) since diagnosis four years ago. He presented with a three-day history of abdominal pains, fever, vomiting, and a one-week history of melena stools. Endoscopy revealed Kaposi sarcoma in the stomach and duodenum. Postendoscopy, he developed acute abdomen. Exploratory laparotomy revealed extensive Kaposi sarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract with appendiceal involvement. The patient underwent appendectomy and had an uneventful recovery. A review of the literature discusses appendiceal Kaposi sarcoma with appendicitis, a rare but critical manifestation of gastrointestinal Kaposi sarcoma.
Authors:
Steve Egwuonwu; Cara Gatto-Weis; Roberto Miranda; Luis De Las Casas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pathology, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas; University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
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