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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 581470, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/581470
Case Report

Kaposi’s Sarcoma Presenting as Acute Small Bowel Obstruction Diagnosed on Multidetector Computed Tomography with Histopathological Correlation

Department of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Affiliated to University of Toronto), 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5

Received 3 January 2015; Accepted 10 March 2015

Academic Editor: Atsushi Komemushi

Copyright © 2015 Jaydeep Halankar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Kaposi’s sarcoma was originally described by Moritz Kaposi in 1872 as a rare form of multiple hemorrhagic skin lesions. Today it is well documented as a systemic, multifocal, steadily progressive reticuloendothelial system tumor with a predilection for skin and visceral involvement. It occasionally presents as a visceral disease without skin manifestations. We report a case of Kaposi’s sarcoma of the small bowel in a seropositive patient who presented with acute right lower quadrant pain and was diagnosed with intestinal obstruction with perforation on contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). The diagnosis was confirmed as Kaposi’s sarcoma on postoperative histopathological analysis.