Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Vascular tumors
Kaposi sarcoma

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 October 2016, last major update August 2012

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PubMed search: kaposi sarcoma [title] skin

Related topics: Classic, HIV related
Cite this page: Kaposi sarcoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skintumornonmelanocytickaposisarcoma.html. Accessed December 10th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Low grade vascular neoplasm, first described by Kaposi in 1872
  • Derived from vasoformative mesenchymal multipotential cells
  • Either classic or HIV related
Clinical Images
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Courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

Micro Images
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H&E, HHV8, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick