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ANALYTICAL REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 112-113

Classic Kaposi's sarcoma with colonic involvement: A rare presentation with successful treatment with oral etoposide


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Istanbul, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Istanbul Research and Education Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Faruk Tas
Institute of Oncology, University of Istanbul, Capa, 34390, Istanbul
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.95186

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Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is currently regarded as a low-grade vascular malignancy. KS is a multicentric and multisystem disease that involves the skin and less commonly visceral organs, such as the gastrointestinal system including colonic involvement. KS with colonic involvement in HIV-negative patients is a rare clinical manifestation. In this regard, we report an immunocompetent, HIV-negative elderly female patient with classic KS presenting with colonic involvement.


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