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Non-pigmented oral kaposi's sarcoma (AIDS). Report of two cases.
Reichart PA; Schiodt M; Abteilung fur Zahnarztliche
January 30, 1990
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1989 Aug;18(4):197-9. Unique Identifier :

In 90% of cases of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), the lesion is observed in the oral cavity. Oral KS usually reveals distinct clinical features characterized by a brown-bluish or otherwise pigmented appearance. The histological features are identical to classical KS. The occurrence of a non-pigmented oral KS in 2 male homosexual patients has prompted the present case reports. Clinicians should be aware that not all cases of AIDS-associated oral KS appear as brown or purplish tumors but may present without any discoloration.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*COMPLICATIONS/PATHOLOGY Adult Case Report Homosexuality Human HIV Seropositivity Male Mouth Neoplasms/*ETIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Palatal Neoplasms/ETIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Pigmentation Sarcoma, Kaposi's/*ETIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Tongue Neoplasms/ETIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE