Kaposi’s Sarcoma Category

These similarities suggest that CT may play a role in the evaluation of patients with endobronchial KS for whom a transbronchial biopsy is either contraindicated or nondiagnostic. Given the close correspondence between the appearance of parenchymal KS in cases with documented disease and cases with documented endobronchial disease only, it is our contention that, in […]

In parallel with the wide range of radiographic appearances described, considerable variation has also been reported in the accuracy and role of endobronchial and transbronchial biopsy in the diagnosis of intrathoracic KS. While initial reports suggested a role for endoscopic biopsy, histologic evaluation has proved either disappointing or unnecessarily dangerous in many series. Although the […]

Pulmonary involvement has been documented to occur in approximately 20 percent of patients with epidemic KS, although recently a statistical decrease in its prevalence has been noted. Documentation of intrathoracic disease may be problematic. Pulmonary manifestations may be clinically indistinguishable from disease caused by opportunistic infection. Pulmonary involvement tends to be focal, relatively acellular, without […]

In addition to perihilar infiltrates and nodules, pleural eflusions were commonly identified. In patients with histologically verified parenchymal disease, eflusions could be identified radiographically in nine of 15 cases (60 percent) and in eight of nine patients (89 percent) with endoscopically verified disease (Tables 2 and 3). In this series, CT was equally efficacious in […]

The predominant radiographic finding in this series was the presence of bilateral, perihilar infiltrates. They were present in 14 of 15 patients (93 percent) with documented parenchymal KS and in eight of nine patients (89 percent) with endoscopically verified KS (Tables 2 and 3). In all cases, corresponding CT scans documented characteristic findings of abnormal […]

CT-Radiographic Correlation Kaposis sarcoma (KS) is a frequent cause of pulmonary disease in patients with AIDS. While numerous previous reports have documented a wide range of radiographic changes caused by KS, little attention has been directed toward the use of CT. The purpose of this retrospective report is to evaluate the role of CT compared […]