Definition of Kaposi's sarcoma in English:

Kaposi's sarcoma

Syllabification: Ka·po·si's sar·co·ma
Pronunciation: /kəˈpōsēz särˈkōmə
, ˈkapəˌsēz
, ˈkäpōˌSHēz


  • A form of cancer involving multiple tumors of the lymph nodes or skin, occurring chiefly in people with depressed immune systems, e.g., as a result of AIDS.
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    • The differential diagnoses include dermatofibroma, keloid, Kaposi's sarcoma and metastatic carcinoma.
    • People with AIDS are also at great risk of developing cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoma.
    • Mouth cancer can also develop if you have a type of cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma, which can affect any part of the skin.


late 19th century: named after Moritz K. Kaposi (1837–1902), Hungarian dermatologist.

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