Background: Skin cancer is the most common malignant disorder following solid organ transplantation. Methods: We followed a liver recipient, who had multiple risk factors with regard to the development of skin cancer such as fair skin and sun exposure. Results: The patient developed all three common entities of skin cancer including squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer and melanoma during a five year follow up. All lesions were successfully treated by surgical excision. A total of 132 actinic keratosis lesions were treated during this time period. The immunosuppression was minimized and the patient is currently alive with a well functioning graft and no evidence for recurrence of hepatitis C. Conclusions: The development of such an abundance of skin malignancies is extremely rare following liver transplantation. However, the case outlines the importance of continuous dermatologic surveillance in this patient population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Surgery - Acta Chirurgica Austriaca|
|State||Published - 2007|
- Liver transplantation
- Skin tumors
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