Chemotherapy of disseminated cutaneous classic Kaposi's sarcoma with vinblastine

Turk H., Buyukberber S., Camci C., Inaloz H., Sari I., Kirtak N., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.29, ss.657-660, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Classic Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) is a rare indolent cutaneous malign proliferative disease affecting predominantly elderly men of Mediterranean and Jewish origin. Classic KS generally does not require treatment for a prolonged time. Systemic therapy is indicated for patients with advanced disease. We present here a 78-year-old woman with disseminated cutaneous classic KS who was successfully treated with single agent vinblastine. Vinblastine is very effective, less toxic and less costly in the treatment of elderly patients with disseminated classic KS.