Kaposi's sarcoma of the parotid gland in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Algorithms
  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lung Neoplasms


  • A patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome complained of a dry mouth and bilateral swelling of the parotid glands. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) was found within the tissue of the parotid gland. Although KS is a common manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, the presence of KS in the salivary glands is very rare. The human immunodeficiency virus I (HIV-I) genome was not identified in parotid glandular cells or in KS cells in this case, although the virus was detected in infiltrating lymphocytes and in tissue macrophages.

publication date

  • January 1989



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0030-4220(89)90361-7

PubMed ID

  • 2927926

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 308

end page

  • 12


  • 67


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