Pseudo-Kaposi's Sarcoma of the Hand Associated With an Acquired, Iatrogenic Arteriovenous Fistula

Orin M. Goldblum, Edward Kraus, Anne K. Bronner

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Abstract

• Pseudo-Kaposi's sarcoma has been associated, in most cases, with an underlying congenital arteriovenous (AV) fistula. A patient with chronic renal failure and an acquired, iatrogenic AV fistula in his left wrist for hemodialysis developed pseudo-Kaposi's sarcoma on his left hand three years after placement of the AV fistula. Histologic findings included a proliferation of superficial dermal vessels and fibroblasts, extravasated red blood cells, and occasional fibrin thrombi in vessels. To our knowledge, this is the third case of an association between pseudo-Kaposi's sarcoma and an acquired, iatrogenic AV fistula, and the first to involve the hand. Pseudo-Kaposi's sarcoma occurs in association with underlying congenital and acquired AV fistulas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1040
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of dermatology
Volume121
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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