Squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer and melanoma in a single liver transplant recipient

W. W. Nields, Hugo Bonatti, Denise Harnois, R. Hinder, Justin H Nguyen, Rolland Dickson, J. Aranda-Michel, H. W. Randle

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-322
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Surgery - Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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Basal Cell Neoplasms
Squamous Cell Neoplasms
Skin Neoplasms
Melanoma
Liver
Actinic Keratosis
Skin
Organ Transplantation
Solar System
Hepatitis C
Liver Transplantation
Immunosuppression
Transplants
Recurrence
Population
Transplant Recipients
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Liver transplantation
  • Skin tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer and melanoma in a single liver transplant recipient. / Nields, W. W.; Bonatti, Hugo; Harnois, Denise; Hinder, R.; Nguyen, Justin H; Dickson, Rolland; Aranda-Michel, J.; Randle, H. W.

In: European Surgery - Acta Chirurgica Austriaca, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2007, p. 321-322.

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