Primary Kaposi sarcoma of the bowel in a HIV-negative patient

Department of Anatomic Pathology, School of Medicine, Federico II, University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
Journal of Surgical Oncology (Impact Factor: 3.24). 03/2001; 76(3):197-200. DOI: 10.1002/jso.1034
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A case of Kaposi sarcoma with HIV-negative and sequence of HHV-8 positive and exclusive rectosigmoid and descending colon involvement without immunodeficiency is reported. Histologically, in addition to typical features of Kaposi sarcoma, Cowdry type A inclusions were seen. PCR analysis of the tumor showed positivity for human herpesvirus 8. Two of the six reported cases of Kaposi sarcoma limited to the bowel were from African men before the AIDS epidemic. J. Surg. Oncol. 2001;76:197-200.

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