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)
JournalOncologist
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Liver Neoplasms
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Liver Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Transplants
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Liver
Organ Transplantation
Positron-Emission Tomography
Tomography
Guidelines

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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A Case of Donor-Transmitted Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Liver Transplantation : An Unwelcome Guest. / Sonbol, Mohamad B.; Halling, Kevin C.; Douglas, David D.; Ross, Helen J.

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