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Primary Vascular Tumours of Lung:  Kaposi's Sarcoma and Angiosarcoma of the Lung

Dr Sampurna Roy MD




Primary vascular tumours of the lung are rare. 

(1) Kaposi's sarcoma is usually seen in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and may lead to respiratory dysfunction and pneumonitis.

(2) Primary pulmonary angiosarcoma is a very rare tumour. It usually occurs as a metastatic tumour from a cardiac primary or some other distant primary.

Visit: Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma of the Lung

Visit: Kaposi's sarcoma of the Soft Tissue

Visit: Angiosarcoma of the Soft Tissue


Further reading:

Primary vascular tumors of the lungs: a review.

- Kaposi's sarcoma of the Lung:

Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome: a clinicopathological study.

Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma in the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Clinical, radiographic, and pathologic manifestations.

Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma. Premortem histologic diagnosis.

Bronchopulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma in patients with AIDS.

Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma revealed by a solitary nodule in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma in pregnancy.

- Angiosarcoma of the Lung:

Primitive pulmonary "malignant epithelioid hemangioendothelioma" versus epithelioid angiosarcoma. A case report and review of the literature.

Primary pulmonary epithelioid angiosarcoma presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule on image.

Primary epithelioid angiosarcoma of the lung presenting as left-sided shoulder pain.

Primary pulmonary angiosarcoma.



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)







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