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Sarcoma, Kaposi
MeSH HeadingSarcoma, Kaposi
Tree NumberC02.256.466.860
Tree NumberC04.557.450.795.850
Tree NumberC04.557.645.750
Annotationcoordinate IM with precoordinated organ/ neoplasm term (IM)
Scope NoteA multicentric, malignant neoplastic vascular proliferation characterized by the development of bluish-red cutaneous nodules, usually on the lower extremities, most often on the toes or feet, and slowly increasing in size and number and spreading to more proximal areas. The tumors have endothelium-lined channels and vascular spaces admixed with variably sized aggregates of spindle-shaped cells, and often remain confined to the skin and subcutaneous tissue, but widespread visceral involvement may occur. Kaposi's sarcoma occurs spontaneously in Jewish and Italian males in Europe and the United States. An aggressive variant in young children is endemic in some areas of Africa. A third form occurs in about 0.04% of kidney transplant patients. There is also a high incidence in AIDS patients. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp2105-7) HHV-8 is the suspected cause.
Entry TermKaposi Sarcoma
Entry TermKaposi's Sarcoma
Entry TermMultiple Idiopathic Pigmented Hemangiosarcoma
Allowable QualifiersBL BS CF CH CI CL CN CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SC SE SU TH UL UR US VE VI
History Note98; was SARCOMA, KAPOSI'S 1963-97; KAPOSI SARCOMA was KAPOSI'S SARCOMA 1963-97
Date of Entry19990101
Unique IDD012514


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Virus Diseases [C02]
   DNA Virus Infections [C02.256]
      Herpesviridae Infections [C02.256.466]
Bell Palsy [C02.256.466.087]
Chickenpox [C02.256.466.175]
Cytomegalovirus Infections [C02.256.466.245]  +
Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex [C02.256.466.262]
Encephalitis, Varicella Zoster [C02.256.466.279]
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections [C02.256.466.313]  +
Herpes Simplex [C02.256.466.382]  +
Herpes Zoster [C02.256.466.423]  +
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis [C02.256.466.488]
Malignant Catarrh [C02.256.466.606]
Marek Disease [C02.256.466.650]
Pseudorabies [C02.256.466.793]
Roseolovirus Infections [C02.256.466.850]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeSarcoma, Kaposi [C02.256.466.860]

 
Neoplasms [C04]
   Neoplasms by Histologic Type [C04.557]
      Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue [C04.557.450]
         Sarcoma [C04.557.450.795]
Adenosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.135]
Carcinosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.290]  +
Chondrosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.300]  +
Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor [C04.557.450.795.315]
Endometrial Stromal Tumors [C04.557.450.795.332]  +
Fibrosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.350]  +
Hemangiosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.390]
Histiocytoma, Malignant Fibrous [C04.557.450.795.400]
Leiomyosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.455]
Liposarcoma [C04.557.450.795.465]  +
Lymphangiosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.480]
Mixed Tumor, Mesodermal [C04.557.450.795.530]
Myosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.550]  +
Myxosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.560]
Osteosarcoma [C04.557.450.795.620]  +
Phyllodes Tumor [C04.557.450.795.650]
Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part [C04.557.450.795.775]
Sarcoma, Clear Cell [C04.557.450.795.800]
Sarcoma, Experimental [C04.557.450.795.830]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeSarcoma, Kaposi [C04.557.450.795.850]
Sarcoma, Myeloid [C04.557.450.795.853]
Sarcoma, Small Cell [C04.557.450.795.870]
Sarcoma, Synovial [C04.557.450.795.875]

 
Neoplasms [C04]
   Neoplasms by Histologic Type [C04.557]
      Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue [C04.557.645]
Angiofibroma [C04.557.645.100]
Angiokeratoma [C04.557.645.115]
Glomus Tumor [C04.557.645.350]
Hemangioma [C04.557.645.375]  +
Hemangiopericytoma [C04.557.645.380]
Hemangiosarcoma [C04.557.645.390]
Meningioma [C04.557.645.520]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeSarcoma, Kaposi [C04.557.645.750]

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