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March 5, 2003

Osseous Kaposi Sarcoma

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(9):1106. doi:10.1001/jama.289.9.1106

To the Editor: Kaposi sarcoma (KS) was originally described in 1872 and was first noted as an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)–associated neoplasm in 1981.1 The common radiological modalities used in the diagnosis of extracutaneous KS have been sequential gallium and thallium scintigraphy. We describe a case of disseminated osseous KS of noncontiguous spread that was not detected by the conventional nuclear scans and was confirmed only by bone biopsy guided by computed tomography (CT).

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