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Malignancies after kidney transplantation: 3 clinical case reports

1132Department of Nephrology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

2132Department of Onco-haematology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

3132Department of Urology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

© 2013 Versita Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Open Medicine. Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 322–327, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: 10.2478/s11536-012-0132-7, April 2013

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2013-04-17

Abstract

Post-transplant malignancies present an aggressive course and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Tumours of viral ethiology have the greatest risk in renal transplant recipients. Oncogenic effect of immunosuppressive therapy is another major risk factor of post-transplant malignancy. We report cases of three different types of malignancies developed after kidney transplantation: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma and germ cell testicular cancer (nonseminoma).

Keywords: Kidney transplantation; Malignancy; Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Kaposi’s sarcoma; Germ cell testicular cancer (nonseminoma)

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