Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 7, July 2013, pages 466-470

Rapid Remission of a Second Primary Kaposi’s Sarcoma With Thalidomide Treatment in a Patient Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Kaposi’s sarcoma on the left foot before (a) and after thalidomide treatment for 2 weeks (b), 4 weeks (c) and 8 weeks (d).
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Histological analysis of the Kaposi’s sarcoma biopsy. The tumor is composed of bland-appearing spindle tumor cells extensively involving the dermis. Slit-like spaces, containing erythrocytes, exist between the tumor cells (Hematoxyline & eosin, original magnification ×200). Immunoreactivity with human herpes virus-8 in the tumor cells confirms the diagnosis (Inset, original magnification ×400).