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January 1953


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Herbert Rattner, chairman, and Cook County Hospital, service of Dr. James R. Webster.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;91(1):97-105. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240130105010

THERE is a tendency among contemporary writers to include Kaposi's multiple idiopathic hemorrhagic sarcoma in the lymphoblastoma group. Evidence in support of the relationship of Kaposi's sarcoma to the reticuloendothelial system is the increasing number of case reports of Kaposi's sarcoma coexisting with other members of the lymphoblastoma group. The following case report of Kaposi's sarcoma associated with lymphosarcoma is another example of the interrelationship of these diseases.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 78-year-old Negro had been admitted to Cook County Hospital on several occasions because of lymphosarcoma of the lymph nodes. During May and June, 1950, he was treated with roentgen rays to the cervical, sternal, and abdominal areas. The lymph nodes gradually decreased in size, and his general health improved. At the time of his discharge seven months later, he had swelling of the penis and a few nodules at the base. In July, 1951, a "small bump"