Pseudo-kaposi sarcoma (overview) I87.2

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Acroangiodermatitis; PKS; Pseudoangiosarcomatosis; pseudocaposi sarcoma

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Reactive (benign) vascular proliferation caused by local changes in circulation (altered oxygen and/or pressure load), clinically and histologically reminiscent of Kaposi's sarcoma.

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Basically one can distinguish 2 types:

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Treatment of the underlying disease, see there.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020