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June 1975

Renal Metastases Simulating Kaposi Sarcoma: Radionuclide Scanning, An Aid in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Radiotherapy, Department of Radiology, New York Medical College, New York (Drs. Rogow, Rotman, and Roussis). Dr. Roussis is now at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Conn.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(6):717-719. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630180045002

A case of renal cutaneous metastases simulated Kaposi sarcoma and the condition was misdiagnosed as Kaposi sarcoma. A new technique was employed using the isotope technetium 99m as the compound sodium pertechnetate Tc 99m for the diagnosis and evaluation of the extent of Kaposi sarcoma. The failure to demonstrate a positive isotope scan in our case was a clue to the incorrect diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma.