Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Other Rare Malignancies in Homosexual Men

  • Yehudi M. Felman
  • David G. Ostrow
  • Terry Alan Sandholzer


Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is named after the Austrian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi Kohn (1837–1902), who first recognized the disease in 1872.1 Its synonym is multiple idiopathic hemorrhagic sarcoma, and it is described histologically in Robbin’s text on pathology as having four essential diagnostic components:
  1. 1.

    Endothelial proliferations, sometimes as cellular sheets, sometimes as multiple thin-walled new vessel formations.

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    Hemorrhage, recent or old, manifested by extravascular red blood cells or hemosiderin.

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    Fibroblastic proliferation.

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    An inflammatory reaction composed of lymphocytes.



Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Rare Malignancy Butyl Nitrite Cloacogenic Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yehudi M. Felman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • David G. Ostrow
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
  • Terry Alan Sandholzer
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyState University of New York Downstate Medical SchoolBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Department of Preventive MedicineState University of New York Downstate Medical SchoolBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Department of Community HealthState University of New York Downstate Medical SchoolBrooklynUSA
  4. 4.Biological Psychiatry ProgramLakeside Veterans Administration Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  6. 6.Department of Community MedicineNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  7. 7.Howard Brown Memorial ClinicChicagoUSA
  8. 8.San FranciscoUSA

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