|Title: ||Kaposi's sarcoma of the lung: a case report.|
|Authors: ||Ussiri, E. V.|
Lema, L. E. K.
Mbembati, N. A. A.
Mchembe, M. D. P. M.
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2004|
|Publisher: ||Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa|
|Citation: ||East and Central African Journal of Surgery (ISSN: 1024-297X) Vol 9 Num 2|
|Abstract: ||Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare condition. Its diagnosis may be
tricky due to its similarities in clinical and radiological features
with pulmonary opportunistic infections as well as other lung lesions.
Treatment for Kaposi's sarcoma include radiotherapy, chemotherapy
and/or immunotherapy whereby lung Kaposi's sarcoma respond well to
chemotherapy. An immunocompetent 68-year-old man was admitted with
clinical, radiological and bronchoscopic features of bronchogenic
carcinoma. However, the histological result revealed Kaposi's sarcoma
of the lung. The patient was treated with radiotherapy and recovered
well from his symptoms. Six months later the patient remain
asymptomatic with essentially a normal chest x-ray.|
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=js04038|
|Rights: ||Copyright 2004 - East and Central African Journal of Surgery|
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|