Soft Tissue
Low / intermediate grade vascular tumors
Chronic / Classic Kaposi sarcoma

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 31 January 2018, last major update November 2012

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Related topics: Kaposi sarcoma

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Cite this page: Shankar, V. Chronic / Classic Kaposi sarcoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/softtissuekaposichronic.html. Accessed April 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Classic type seen in Europeans
  • Described by Kaposi in 1872
  • 90% occur in older men from Eastern Europe, often Ashkenazic Jews; rare in US
  • Associated with second malignant tumor or altered immune state, but not with HIV
  • Multiple red purple skin plaques or nodules in distal lower extremities, slowing increasing in size and spreading proximally
  • Locally persistent with remission and relapses, but usually stay localized to skin
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