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June 1956

DETROIT DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AMA Arch Derm. 1956;73(6):611-613. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550060081022

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Abstract

All cases, unless otherwise designated, were presented by the Division of Dermatology of the Henry Ford Hospital.

Kaposi's Multiple Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma (Associated with Stasis Dermatitis of the Legs).

Kaposi's Multiple Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma (Associated with Stasis Dermatitis).

DISCUSSION OF TWO PRECEDING CASES

Dr. Arthur Gulick: I should like to ask if anybody has seen one of these patients die, and, if so, what is their death?

Dr. Arthur Curtis, Ann Arbor: I have seen these patients die, and I have seen autopsies done. As you know Kaposi's idiopathic hemorrhagic sarcoma has a tendency to grow by extension. In the true sense of the word it doesn't metastasize as do many of the carcinomas and sarcomas. Many times the lesions begin on the lower extremities and extend up the legs, and they are ordinarily associated with a considerable amount of lymphatic obstruction. The patients develop vegetating lesions on

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