False-Negative Results of Endoscopic Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Kaposi's Sarcoma in HIV-Infected Patients

Abstract

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a rare endothelial neoplasm mainly involving the skin, but it is often associated with AIDS. Diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) tract KS, a common site of visceral involvement in AIDS, is important, but endoscopic biopsy carries a risk of false-negative results (FNRs) due to its submucosal appearance. This study sought to determine… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2012/854146

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@inproceedings{Nagata2012FalseNegativeRO, title={False-Negative Results of Endoscopic Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Kaposi's Sarcoma in HIV-Infected Patients}, author={Naoyoshi Nagata and Katsunori Sekine and Toru Igari and Yohei Hamada and Hirohisa Yazaki and Norio Ohmagari and Junichi Akiyama and Takuro Shimbo and Katsuji Teruya and Shinichi Oka and Naomi Uemura}, booktitle={Pathology research international}, year={2012} }