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Volume 8, Issue 3 (Jun 2013)


Malignancies after kidney transplantation: 3 clinical case reports

Eglė Dalinkevičienė
  • Department of Nephrology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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/ Vytautas Kuzminskis
  • Department of Nephrology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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/ Laura Kairevičė
  • Department of Onco-haematology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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/ Rasa Jančiauskienė
  • Department of Onco-haematology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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/ Daimantas Milonas
  • Department of Urology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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/ Mindaugas Jievaltas
  • Department of Urology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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/ Birutė Sribikienė
  • Department of Nephrology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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/ Inga-Arūnė Bumblytė
  • Department of Nephrology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
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Published Online: 2013-04-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-012-0132-7


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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Published Online: 2013-04-17

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Citation Information: Open Medicine, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-012-0132-7.

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