Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 241–243 | Cite as

Osseous Kaposi sarcoma in an HIV-positive patient

  • Loukas ThanosEmail author
  • Sofia Mylona
  • Vasilios Kalioras
  • Maria Pomoni
  • Nikolaos Batakis
Case Report


A case of osseous Kaposi sarcoma in a 35-year-old man is described. The patient (HIV-positive for 8 years) suffered from cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma and presented with right-sided chest pain. He underwent a chest CT scan that revealed three osteolytic lesions involving rib and vertebra with large soft tissue masses, without cutaneous lesions at these sites. CT-guided core needle biopsy led to a histological diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma.


Rib Kaposi sarcoma Lytic bone lesion HIV-positive CT-guided core needle biopsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loukas Thanos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sofia Mylona
    • 1
  • Vasilios Kalioras
    • 1
  • Maria Pomoni
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Batakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Department“Korgialeneio-Benakeio”, Red Cross Hospital of AthensAthensGreece

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