Pharyngeal obstruction by Kaposi's sarcoma in a homosexual male with acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1984 Dec;92(6):713-6. doi: 10.1177/019459988409200621.


A homosexual man with AIDS developed multifocal KS with involvement of the palate, larynx, trachea, and esophagus. Symptoms included dysphagia and gagging with resultant inanition. Short-course local radiation therapy effectively resolved the mucosal KS lesions in the treated areas. Other otolaryngologic manifestations included herpes stomatitis and oral candidiasis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Adult
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Deglutition Disorders / etiology*
  • Homosexuality*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nutrition Disorders / etiology
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Pharyngeal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / complications*
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / therapy