U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Greece
A 24-year-old male asked:

Is a chest x-ray enough to eliminate the possibility of kaposi sarcoma in the lungs? addressed for hiv positive individuals. no skin lesions

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 41 years experience
Suggest CT: Three reasons CT is better than chest x ray for this situation: 1) Kaposi sarcoma can be subtle on CXR, esp if early. 2) CT is by far better at showing otherwise occult disease in the chest. 3) The chances of an HIV pt. having other problems that only CT might see is not insignificant.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 30, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.