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Sarcoma, Kaposi MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Tree Number(s)
C01.925.256.466.860
C04.557.450.795.850
C04.557.645.750
Unique ID
D012514
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012514
Annotation
coordinate IM with precoordinated organ/ neoplasm term (IM)
Scope Note
A multicentric, malignant neoplastic vascular proliferation characterized by the development of bluish-red cutaneous nodules, usually on the lower extremities, most often on the toes or feet, and slowly increasing in size and number and spreading to more proximal areas. The tumors have endothelium-lined channels and vascular spaces admixed with variably sized aggregates of spindle-shaped cells, and often remain confined to the skin and subcutaneous tissue, but widespread visceral involvement may occur. Kaposi's sarcoma occurs spontaneously in Jewish and Italian males in Europe and the United States. An aggressive variant in young children is endemic in some areas of Africa. A third form occurs in about 0.04% of kidney transplant patients. There is also a high incidence in AIDS patients. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp2105-7) HHV-8 is the suspected cause.
Entry Term(s)
Kaposi Sarcoma
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Multiple Idiopathic Pigmented Hemangiosarcoma
Public MeSH Note
98; was SARCOMA, KAPOSI'S 1963-97; KAPOSI SARCOMA was KAPOSI'S SARCOMA 1963-97
History Note
98; was SARCOMA, KAPOSI'S 1963-97; KAPOSI SARCOMA was KAPOSI'S SARCOMA 1963-97
Date Established
1998/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Sarcoma, Kaposi Preferred
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