Revista chilena de radiología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9308
WILLATT H, Javier; MOYANO N, Cristian; APEY R, Camilo y LIDID A, Leonardo. EXTRA-THORACIC KAPOSI'S SARCOMA: EVIDENCE OF A MULTISYSTEMIC INVOLVEMENT. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.2, pp. 80-85. ISSN 0717-9308. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-93082010000200008.
Kaposi's sarcoma is a low-grade vascular neoplasm that typically manifests as one of four variants, being the epidemic (or AIDS-related) the best known of them. The pulmonary involvement of this disease is well described and is expressed mainly by bilateral parenchymal nodules of characteristic morphology; however, this tumor produces a multisystemic compromise that is not widely known. Due to the increasing incidence and survival rates of patients with HIV, and the fact that Kaposi's sarcoma is one of its frequent complications, we sought to describe its staging and major imaging findings in computed tomography, given the importance of timely recognition of this neoplasm for a proper prognosis and management of the disease.
Palabras clave : Kaposi's Sarcoma; Neoplasm staging; liver; gastrointestinal tract; musculoskeletal system; AIDS.