A Case of Donor-Transmitted Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Liver Transplantation: An Unwelcome Guest

Mohamad B. Sonbol, Kevin C. Halling, David D. Douglas, Helen J. Ross

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Abstract

Cancer transmission with organ donation has been previously reported with a variety of malignancies and organ transplants. The risk of transmission through organ transplantation from donors with a history of previously treated malignancies has been addressed by guidelines from transplant societies. Herein, we report a case of a patient who developed lung cancer confined to the liver after liver transplantation with no known history of malignancy in the donor. The suspicion of donor origin arose after positron emission tomography-computerized tomography scan showed metastatic lung cancer only involving the transplanted liver without a primary focus. Genetic analysis of the malignant cells confirmed donor origin of the cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e391-e393
JournalOncologist
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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