NATHAN MITCHELL, M.D.; ISIDORE A. FEDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Since Kaposi's original description of multiple hemorrhagic sarcoma of the skin in 1872, more than 600 cases have been reported in the literature. In the great majority of these cases the skin has been primarily affected. A large number progress slowly for many years and at autopsy show no spread beyond the cutaneous site. However, the finding of sarcomatous deposits in the viscera is a common one. Almost every organ of the body has been implicated. In addition to the skin the most frequent sites of involvement are the penis, the gastrointestinal tract, the upper and lower respiratory tracts and
MITCHELL N, FEDER IA. KAPOSI'S SARCOMA WITH SECONDARY INVOLVEMENT OF THE JEJUNUM, PERFORATION AND PERITONITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:324–329. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-2-324
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(2):324-329.
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