Kaposi sarcoma of the musculoskeletal system: a review of 66 patients.

  title={Kaposi sarcoma of the musculoskeletal system: a review of 66 patients.},
  author={Gabriel C. Caponetti and Bruce J. Dezube and Carlos Santiago Restrepo and Liron Pantanowitz},
  volume={109 6},
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) of bone and skeletal muscle is unusual. In this report, the authors review 66 published patients with KS who had involvement of the musculoskeletal system reported from 1925 to 2006. In only 3 patients was acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related KS identified within skeletal muscle. Osseous KS lesions were more frequent and occurred with African, classic, and AIDS-related KS and occurred rarely in transplantation-associated KS. Patients seldom were asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING
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