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Case 463 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2011-01-04, Updated: 2010-01-04





Diagnosis: Kaposi Sarcoma of Stomach


Kaposi Sarcoma

High power impression:

  • Tumor consists of oval- or spindle-shaped cells with coarse nuclei and prominent nucleoli. No mitotic phase noted;

  • Tumor contains prominent slit-like vascular spaces formed by new, thin-walled and partly aberrant blood vessels;

  • Extravasated RBC around the new vessels.

HHV8 Associated Disease

  • Kaposi's sarcoma

  • Multicentric Castlemanís Disease

  • Primary effusion lymphoma

  • Plasmablastic lymphoma