Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 67–70 | Cite as

Computed tomography of rectal and perirectal disease in AIDS patients

  • Jorge Albin
  • Errol Lewis
  • Farzin Eftekhari
  • Ali Shirkhoda


Twenty-eight homosexual men with Kaposi sarcoma as part of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS-related KS) and 2 homosexual men without AIDS were examined with abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT). Abnormalities of the rectum and perirectal areas were seen in 8 of the 30 patients on CT examination. Endoscopy and biopsy of the colon in these 8 cases revealed inflammatory changes in 6 patients and KS in 2. The CT abnormalities were not specific for inflammatory disease or tumor, and endoscopy with biopsy was necessary to establish an accurate diagnosis.

Key words

AIDS, Kaposi sarcoma CT, rectal and perirectal disease 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Albin
    • 1
  • Errol Lewis
    • 1
  • Farzin Eftekhari
    • 1
  • Ali Shirkhoda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyThe University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA

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