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Can J Gastroenterol. 1997 Jan-Feb;11(1):38-40.

Perforation of the jejunum secondary to AIDS-related gastrointestinal Kaposi's sarcoma.

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.


Intestinal perforation in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients due solely to Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) has rarely been described. A homosexual man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related KS who presented with an acute abdomen is presented. He was found to have a jejunal perforation through a small KS lesion. There were no infectious organisms identified at the site of perforation.

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