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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3182974502
Extraordinary Case Report

Cavernous Hemangioma–Like Kaposi Sarcoma: A Unique Histopathologic Variant

Sutton, Angela M. DO*; Tarbox, Michelle MD; Burkemper, Nicole M. MD

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Abstract

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an angiolymphatic neoplasm with multifactorial etiology. Clinically, KS has been divided into 4 distinct types and 3 well-defined histologic stages. Rare reports in the literature have characterized additional unique histopathologic variants. The authors report a case of KS, confirmed with human herpesvirus type 8 and D2-40 staining, which resembled a cavernous hemangioma on histopathology.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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